Spanish translation: improntas lorentzianas en gansos
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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / biology
English term or phrase:Lorenzian imprinting of goslings
Lorenzian imprinting of goslings
(Lorenzian fron Konrad Lorenz)
He discovered that if greylag geese were reared by him from hatching, they would treat him like a parental bird. The goslings followed Lorenz about and when they were adults they courted him in preference to other greylag geese. He first called the phenomenon "stamping in" in German, which has been translated to English as imprinting. The reason for the name is because Lorenz thought that the sensory object met by the newborn bird is somehow stamped immediately and irreversibly onto its nervous system.