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Primate Characteristics




primitive characteristics questions;Attachment Preview;BK-1-Primate Characteristics.rtf Download Attachment;Lab Report;Name;Section;Primate Characteristics;Exercise 1 Opposable Thumb;Perform the everyday tasks in Data Table 1, with and without the use of your opposable thumb.;You will determine if the task is easier with or without the opposability of the thumb, or it;opposability of the thumb did not have any impact on your ability to perform the task. Place an;X under the column that was the most successful for each task.;Data Table 1 - Tasks with and without opposable thumb;Tasks;Place an X under one column for each task.;Opposable;Without;With opposable;thumb did not;opposable;thumb;impact ability;thumb;to perform task;Pick up a piece of clothing;Pick up a book or magazine;Turn book or magazine pages one at;a time;Pick up a pen or pencil;Write your name on a sheet of paper;Peel a banana (optional);Remove the cap from a marker or;bottle;Place the cap on a marker or bottle;Untie shoelaces;Tie shoelaces;Questions;1. How many tasks were more difficult to perform without an opposable thumb?;2. How many tasks were easier to perform with an opposable thumb?;3. How many tasks were not impacted by the use of an opposable thumb?;4. Which task was the most difficult to perform with your opposable thumbs immobilized?;1;Specifically, what about this task was challenging, and how was it easier to perform with the;use of your opposable thumbs?;5. Was dexterity or grasping ability most impacted when your opposable thumbs were;immobilized? Explain your answer.;6. Many primates have opposability in their big toe in addition to their thumbs. How do you;think your daily life would be impacted in Homo sapiens had opposability in their big toes?;7. What animals beside primates have opposable thumbs and/or toes?;Exercise 2: Bipedalism;After performing the activities in the quadrupled stance and bipedal stance, answer the following;questions.;1. What were the difficulties you experienced in moving as a quadruped?;2. What muscles were uncomfortable while moving around as a quadruped? Explain why;these muscles bothered you more.;3. What everyday tasks do you think would become more challenging if Homo sapiens were;full-time quadrupeds instead of full-time bipeds? Explain your answers.;4. What movement or tasks do you think would become easier and less challenging if Homo;sapiens were full-time quadrupeds instead of full-time bipeds? Explain your answers.


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