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ERIC Number: EJ557432
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0028-0712
Learning Under the Influence.
Galef, Bennett G., Jr.
Natural History, v106 n8 p47-49 Sep 1997
Discusses how animals learn from companions, especially among Norway rats. Rats begin early eating foods that other rats eat. Adults also choose to eat a food largely because companions are eating it even if they had learned to avoid the food at an earlier time. Other animals also learn from watching companions' eating techniques, reactions to dangers, and courtship rituals. (PVD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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