ROGERS’ PARADOX RECAST AND RESOLVED: POPULATION STRUCTURE AND THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL LEARNING STRATEGIES

@article{Rendell2010ROGERSPR,
  title={ROGERS’ PARADOX RECAST AND RESOLVED: POPULATION STRUCTURE AND THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL LEARNING STRATEGIES},
  author={Luke Rendell and Laurel Fogarty and Kevin N. Laland},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={64}
}
We explore the evolution of reliance on social and asocial learning using a spatially explicit stochastic model. Our analysis considers the relative merits of four evolved strategies, two pure strategies (asocial and social learning) and two conditional strategies (the “critical social learner,” which learns asocially only when copying fails, and the “conditional social learner,” which copies only when asocial learning fails). We find that spatial structure generates outcomes that do not always… 

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