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Pea plants show risk sensitivity

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Sensitivity to variability in resources has been documented in humans, primates, birds and 13 social insects, but the fit between empirical results and the predictions of Risk Sensitivity 14 Theory (RST), which aims to explain this sensitivity in adaptive terms, is weak[1]. RST 15 predicts that agents should switch between risk proneness and risk aversion depending on state 16 and circumstances, especially according to the richness of the least variable option[2]. 17 Unrealistic assumptions a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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internal research support grant to H.S.
Publisher:
Cell Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Biology Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
13
Pages:
1763–1767
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
URN:
uuid:b6074124-c43c-47e0-85e0-0d4474f5553e
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620267
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pubs:620267
Paper number:
13

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