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Ducklings imprint on the relational concept of "same or different".

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The ability to identify and retain logical relations between stimuli and apply them to novel stimuli is known as relational concept learning. This has been demonstrated in a few animal species after extensive reinforcement training, and it reveals the brain’s ability to deal with abstract properties. Here we show relational concept learning in newborn ducklings without reinforced training. Newly hatched domesticated mallards briefly exposed to a pair of objects that were either the same or d...

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10.1126/science.aaf4247

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Volume:
353
Issue:
6296
Pages:
286-288
Publication date:
2016-07-15
Acceptance date:
2016-05-17
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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pubs:636503
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uuid:d6082696-1c56-49fc-abf8-147c9f8557fe
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636503
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2016-05-23

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