SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 278: Answer and Explanation
8. Geese recognize a ticking clock as "mother" if exposed to it during a critical period shortly after hatching
C. Classical conditioning
Correct Answer: B
B Some animals do not have an instinctive sense for who their mother is and will bond with any object they are exposed to during a certain time period after their birth. The object "imprints" on their minds, and thereafter, even if exposed to their real mother, they will still treat the object as Mom.