Social information use is a process across time, space, and ecology, reaching heterospecifics.

@article{Seppnen2007SocialIU,
  title={Social information use is a process across time, space, and ecology, reaching heterospecifics.},
  author={J -T Sepp{\"a}nen and Jukka T. Forsman and Mikko M{\"o}nkk{\"o}nen and Robert L. Thomson},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={1622-33}
}
Decision making can be facilitated by observing other individuals faced with the same or similar problem, and recent research suggests that this social information use is a widespread phenomenon. Implications of this are diverse and profound: for example, social information use may trigger cultural evolution, affect distribution and dispersal of populations, and involve intriguing cognitive traits. We emphasize here that social information use is a process consisting of the scenes of (1) event… CONTINUE READING
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