Scrounging facilitates social learning in common marmosets, <ce:italic>Callithrix jacchus</ce:italic>

  title={Scrounging facilitates social learning in common marmosets, <ce:italic>Callithrix jacchus</ce:italic>},
  author={Christine A. Caldwell and Andrew Whiten},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
We investigated the effect of close social interaction on the ability to learn a new behaviour via observation. The task chosen involved sliding a small door horizontally to gain access to a food reward. We divided 59 common marmosets into five groups that received different pretest experience: observation of a trained demonstrator through wire mesh (O); joint interaction with a trained demonstrator allowing the possibility of scrounging (S); individual interaction with the apparatus (I); joint… CONTINUE READING

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