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    Teachers in the wild

    Csibra, Gergely (2007) Teachers in the wild. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11 (3), pp. 95-96. ISSN 1364-6613.

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    Three recent studies challenge the apparent consensus about the absence of teaching in non-human animals by providing evidence that certain behaviours of ants, birds and mammals satisfy a strict definition of teaching. However, these behaviours, although capable of facilitating information or skill acquisition in youngsters, could not support the transmission of cultural knowledge across individuals, which human teaching arguably serves.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 14:46
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:54


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