Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 48 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation - Page 1082: 10


On/off signaling can be advantageous because it reduces “noise” from environmental stimuli.

Work Step by Step

A complex environment is a source of constant, sometimes contrasting stimuli for the animals inside it. To some extent, it can be necessary to funnel and focus sensory response in order for an animal to be able to process incoming stimuli and make sense of all incoming information.
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