Mimic

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Mimic

An imitation that sends a false signal.
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'Intuitively, you would expect that there would be fewer wing patterns where species are mimicking each other, but we see exactly the opposite, which has been an evolutionary mystery,' said Hoyal Cuthill.
While this may be decades away, there is also work being done on copying the sonar and echolocation system used by bats to enable blind persons to 'see' using canes mimicking the bats' abilities.
. @HHShkMohd meets Mahra Al Shehi, the cute little girl who attracted his attention for mimicking his speech pic.twitter.com/hlyx263AOW - Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 28, 2016
The researchers are not yet fully sure how the shell plays a role in improving mimicking abilities.
reported a case of thrombosed, fenestrated basilar artery mimicking an aneurysm of the vertebrobasilar junction.5 Since then, stumps have been reported in several locations.2,3,6 In early studies, stumps in the posterior circulation were often misinterpreted by neuro- surgeons as aneurysms on the basis of the imaging findings.
Big crowds turned out to see the Glasgowborn star who had become a household name mimicking Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the then new Tory leader.
Nelson, "Polymorphism in an ant mimicking jumping spider," Journal of Arachnology, vol.
This is the first systematically studied case of an elephant mimicking human speech, says bioacoustician Angela Stoeger at the University of Vienna.
Based on these observations, the researchers suggested that the parrots may have evolved their abilities as mimics so they could 'begin a conversation' with a specific individual by mimicking their call.
Considering that mimicry constitutes a mirroring effect because it involves someone else mimicking our own behaviors, I surmised that mimicry should, therefore, be associated with increased self-consciousness.
The disconnect occurs because people read others' emotions partly by mimicking their facial expressions.