Counting conformity: evaluating the units of information in frequency-dependent social learning
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• We discuss the two possible learning processes underlying conformist transmission. • We present an extended analysis of conformity in a previous study of great tits. • This shows that both conformist processes generate similar results and outcomes. • We argue that functional equivalence is likely in most natural contexts.
Australian Postgraduate Award
Vol. 110, pp. E5 - E8