Social Cognitive Evolution in Captive Foxes Is a Correlated By-Product of Experimental Domestication

@article{Hare2005SocialCE,
  title={Social Cognitive Evolution in Captive Foxes Is a Correlated By-Product of Experimental Domestication},
  author={B. Hare and I. Plyusnina and N. Ignacio and Olesya Schepina and A. Stepika and R. Wrangham and L. Trut},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={226-230}
}
  • B. Hare, I. Plyusnina, +4 authors L. Trut
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
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