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Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds

Aplin, Lucy; Farine, D.R.; Morand-Ferron, Julie; Cockburn, Andrew; Thornton, Alex; Sheldon, B.C.

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In human societies, cultural norms arise when behaviours are transmitted through social networks via high-fidelity social learning. However, a paucity of experimental studies has meant that there is no comparable understanding of the process by which socially transmitted behaviours might spread and persist in animal populations. Here we show experimental evidence of the establishment of foraging traditions in a wild bird population. We introduced alternative novel foraging techniques into...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66892
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature13998

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