Social learning

parents may not always know best

Simon C. Griffith*, Culum Brown

*Corresponding author for this work

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The efficiency with which animals learn new skills depends on their ability to choose good tutors. A new study shows that early-life stress causes young zebra finches to switch tutor preference from parents to unrelated adults.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12165
Pages (from-to)R802-R804
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2015


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