Social dominance modulates eavesdropping in zebrafish

  title={Social dominance modulates eavesdropping in zebrafish},
  author={Rodrigo Abril-de-Abreu and Ana Claudia P S Cruz and Rui F Oliveira},
  booktitle={Royal Society open science},
Group living animals may eavesdrop on signalling interactions between conspecifics and integrate it with their own past social experience in order to optimize the use of relevant information from others. However, little is known about this interplay between public (eavesdropped) and private social information. To investigate it, we first manipulated the dominance status of bystander zebrafish. Next, we either allowed or prevented bystanders from observing a fight. Finally, we assessed their… CONTINUE READING
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