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Group size, communication, and familiarity effects in foraging human teams

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Exploitation of food resources that are dispersed in time and space has been crucial to the evolutionary success of humans. Recent experimental work has shown that an absence of communication impairs decision-making in a foraging task. Here, we found that individuals in larger teams were more likely to reach group consensus and were more accurate and efficient foragers. Individuals in larger teams were also more likely to gesture to one another, while levels of verbal exchange were not signif...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/eth.12756

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ORCID:
0000-0002-3414-4518
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethology Journal website
Volume:
124
Issue:
7
Pages:
483-495
Publication date:
2018-06-05
Acceptance date:
2018-04-17
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EISSN:
1439-0310
ISSN:
0179-1613
Pubs id:
pubs:858930
URN:
uri:cd50bc43-a801-478a-82d9-6614a399e9c1
UUID:
uuid:cd50bc43-a801-478a-82d9-6614a399e9c1
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pubs:858930

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