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Corvid technologies: how do New Caledonian crows get their tool designs?

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Recent research shows that New Caledonian crows can incorporate information from researcher-made objects into objects they subsequently manufacture. This ‘mental template matching’ is one of several possible — mutually compatible — mechanisms for the cultural transmission of tool designs among wild crows.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1109-R1111
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018

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