Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

How imitators represent the imitated: the vital experiments. Commentary on Learning by imitation: a hierarchical approach, by R. W. Byrne and A. E. Russon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Author(s)

School/Research organisations

Abstract

Byrne & Russon rightly draw attention to complex and neglected aspects of ape imitation. However, program-level imitation as a single, absolute category may mislead us in understanding abstractions involved in imitation. Designing the right experiments will offer clarity. One recent experiment has shown imitation of sequential structure: What is needed to test other components of what the authors propose?

Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-708
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. The reach of gene-culture coevolution in animals

    Whitehead, H., Laland, K. N., Rendell, L., Thorogood, R. & Whiten, A., 3 Jun 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 10 p., 2405.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  2. Animal cultures matter for conservation

    Brakes, P., Dall, S. R. X., Aplin, L. M., Bearhop, S., Carroll, E. L., Ciucci, P., Fishlock, V., Ford, J. K. B., Garland, E. C., Keith, S. A., McGregor, P. K., Mesnick, S. L., Noad, M. J., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Robbins, M. M., Simmonds, M. P., Spina, F., Thornton, A., Wade, P. R., Whiting, M. J. & 5 others, Williams, J., Rendell, L., Whitehead, H., Whiten, A. & Rutz, C., 8 Mar 2019, In : Science. 363, 6431, p. 1032-1034 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. ‘Over-imitation’: a review and appraisal of a decade of research

    Hoehl, S., Keupp, S., Schleihauf, H., McGuigan, N., Buttelmann, D. & Whiten, A., Mar 2019, In : Developmental Review. 51, p. 90-108

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  4. Conformity and over-imitation: an integrative review of variant forms of hyper-reliance on social learning

    Whiten, A., 14 Jan 2019, Advances in the Study of Behavior. Elsevier, (Advances in the Study of Behavior).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Related by journal

  1. Using political sanctions to discourage intergroup attacks: social identity and authority legitimacy

    Urbanska, K. & Pehrson, S., 13 Aug 2019, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 42, e143.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  2. Clarifying the time frame and units of selection in the cultural group selection hypothesis

    Whiten, A. & Erdal, D., Jan 2016, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39, p. 45 e57.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  3. Subjectivity may hinder the application of Kline’s teaching framework in comparative contexts

    Dean, L. & Kendal, R., Jan 2015, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 38, 1, 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  4. Hebbian Learning is about contingency, not contiguity, and explains the emergence of predictive mirror neurons

    Keysers, C., Perrett, D. I. & Gazzola, V., 29 Apr 2014, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37, 2, p. 205-206 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  5. The forgotten role of consonant-like calls in theories of speech evolution

    Lameira, A. R., 17 Dec 2014, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37, 6, p. 559-560 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

ID: 163246

Top