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Social Dynamics: Knowledgeable Lemurs Gain Status

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A new study shows both that socially well-connected lemurs are more likely to acquire new behavioral innovations, and that individuals displaying such useful new knowledge gain in status. Such positive feedback loops may help explain resilient cultural transmission in animals. A new study shows both that socially well-connected lemurs are more likely to acquire new behavioral innovations, and that individuals displaying such useful new knowledge gain in status. Such positive feedback loops may help explain resilient cultural transmission in animals.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R344-R346
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume28
Issue number8
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Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018

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