Critical Social Learning: A Solution to Rogers's Paradox of Nonadaptive Culture

@inproceedings{Enquist2007CriticalSL,
  title={Critical Social Learning: A Solution to Rogers's Paradox of Nonadaptive Culture},
  author={Magnus Enquist and Kimmo Eriksson and Stefano Ghirlanda},
  year={2007}
}
Alan Rogers (1988) presented a game theory model of the evolution of social learning, yielding the paradoxical conclusion that social learning does not increase the fitness of a population. We expand on this model, allowing for imperfections in individual and social learning as well as incorporating a "critical social learning" strategy that tries to solve an adaptive problem first by social learning, and then by individual learning if socially acquired behavior proves unsatisfactory. This… CONTINUE READING

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