Social learning: the importance of copying others.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_612992BDBAD5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Editorial
Collection
Publications
Title
Social learning: the importance of copying others.
Journal
Current Biology
Author(s)
Grüter C., Leadbeater E., Ratnieks F.L.
ISSN
1879-0445 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0960-9822
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Volume
20
Number
16
Pages
R683-R685
Language
english
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.
Keywords
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Web of science
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Yes
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20/08/2019 14:18
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