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Social Learning

To become competent agents within their environment, young individuals must learn vast amounts of knowledge and skills, much of which they acquire by watching others. In this research area, we investigate how humans and non-humans identify relevant information in social interactions, whom they prefer to learn from, and when and whether they conform to majorities. We aim to understand the development of uniquely human aspects of social learning, those we share with other great apes, and how different social and physical environments impact social learning strategies