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Social learning and the demise of costly cooperation in humans

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Humans have a sophisticated ability to learn from others, termed social learning, which has allowed us spread over the planet, construct complex societies, and travel to the moon. It has been hypothesized that social learning has played a pivotal role in making human societies cooperative, by favoring cooperation even when it is not favored by genetical selection. However, this hypothesis lacks direct experimental testing, and the opposite prediction has also been made, that social learning d...

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10.1098/rspb.2017.0067

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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Calleva Research Centre for 454 Evolution and Human Sciences, Magdalen College
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Burton-Chellew, M
West, S
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John Fell Fund
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Burton-Chellew, M
El Mouden, C
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Royal Society
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences More from this journal
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284
Issue:
1853
Article number:
20170067
Publication date:
2017-04-26
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2017-03-21
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1471-2954
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0962-8452
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