Persuasive companions can be wrong: the use of misleading social information in nutmeg mannikins

@inproceedings{Rieucau2009PersuasiveCC,
  title={Persuasive companions can be wrong: the use of misleading social information in nutmeg mannikins},
  author={Guillaume Rieucau},
  year={2009}
}
Animals sample their surrounding environment to collect information, which can be obtained personally or by tracking the behavior of others (i.e., social information). Although social information appears to be generally advantageous, it can also be detrimental and may even conflict with personal information. We tested the effect that the strength of social information, and ultimately its persuasiveness, can have on an animal’s decision to use it or not by conducting an experiment using single… CONTINUE READING
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