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Experimental Evidence for the Co-Evolution of Hominin Tool-Making Teaching and Language
Hominin reliance on Oldowan stone tools – which appear from 2.5mya and are believed to have been socially transmitted – has been hypothesised to have led to the evolution of teaching and language.Expand
Wild and laboratory exposure to cues of predation risk increases relative brain mass in male guppies
There is considerable diversity in brain size within and among species, and substantial dispute over the causes, consequences and importance of this variation. Comparative and developmental studiesExpand
Technical and conceptual considerations for using animated stimuli in studies of animal behavior
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We provide guidelines for the use of animated stimuli in animal behavior research. Expand
Developmental plasticity of the stress response in female but not in male guppies
To survive, animals must respond appropriately to stress. Stress responses are costly, so early-life experiences with potential stressors could adaptively tailor adult stress responses to localExpand
Virtual is the new reality
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The ideal animal stimulus is under total control of the experimenter, has visual traits, and behavior patterns that can be varied in any way, and it appears and behaves consistently between test trials. Expand
A four-questions perspective on public information use in sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae)
Whether learning primarily reflects general processes or species-specific challenges is a long-standing matter of dispute. Here, we present a comprehensive analysis of public information use (PI-use)Expand
Does all teaching rest on evolved traits?
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Classification schemes are useful when they elucidate common underlying mechanisms, bring together diverse examples, or illustrate gaps in knowledge for empirical investigation. Expand
Data from: A four-questions perspective on public information use in sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae)
Whether learning primarily reflects general processes or species-specific challenges is a longstanding matter of dispute. Here we present a comprehensive analysis of public information use (PI-use)Expand
Phenotypic plasticity in social information use and stress responses in Trinidadian guppies
Many animals navigate an environment where resources and threats fluctuate rapidly, and while phenotypes evolve, they can also adapt within a lifetime through phenotypic plasticity. Since obtainingExpand
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