Social Learning: The Importance of Copying Others

Grüter, Christoph, Leadbeater, Ellouise and Ratnieks, Francis L W (2010) Social Learning: The Importance of Copying Others. Current Biology, 20 (16). 6683-R685. ISSN 0960-9822

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Abstract

A new study argues that social learning is adaptive because `demonstrators¿ inadvertently filter information, so that copiers learn behaviours that have proved successful. There are remarkable parallels between these findings and data on how social insects share information about food locations.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Christoph Grueter
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:13
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 14:08
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24837
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