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Of sharks and their ability to learn from others

Catarina Vila Pouca spoke to Cultured Scene about her findings on social learning in juvenile Port Jackson sharks that have been published in Animal Behaviour earlier this year.

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Digging for Victory

Alba Motes Rodrigo discusses her recent publication with Cultured Scene.

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Family Ties

Kinbank – a new database for kinship terms from around the world The words we use to describe are family are such a visceral part of life that the thought that it might be organised differently is rarely considered. For example, if you’re reading this you speak English and are likely to live in a […]

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The Spread of Amphorae Design

Simon Carrignon and María Coto spoke to Cultured Scene about their new research examining the spread of amphora production techniques in 1st-3rd century Spain. Cultured Scene: Your project used modelling to examine the potential social learning mechanisms at work in the production of amphorae in Spain in the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. Can you […]

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Communicating in Colors

Cultured Scene interviewed Thomas Müller about his recently launched phone app. CS: How does the Color Game app work – how do users play the Color Game, and what is the ‘aim of the game’ from the user’s point of view? TM: In essence, it is a standard referential communication task – the goal for […]

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Rituals to Remember?

The following is description of a manuscript in the final stages of drafting prior to submission. Rohan invites you to read the following, and consider attending to the preprint in order to help improve the research with constructive feedback. [Editor’s note: The study Rohan describes in this article has since been published in Cognition, and […]

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Moving Forwards by Tweaks and Bounds

Elena spoke to Cultured Scene about the first paper from her PhD, which is currently under review. [Editor’s note: The paper discussed in this interview has since been published in Nature Communications and can be read here] The paper Cultured Scene: Tell us about your paper –what are the key findings? Elena Miu: This is […]

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Clean Eating Gorillas Get There On Their Own

Damien Neadle spoke to Cultured Scene about his recent publication and its making: Food cleaning in gorillas: Social learning is a possibility but not a necessity. The paper Cultured Scene: What is the key finding of your study? Damien Neadle: The key finding is simple, gorillas can display food cleaning (a behaviour recently suggested to […]

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Pulling Strings and the State of Bumblebee Culture

Sylvain Alem and his colleagues trained bumblebees to manipulate a feeder by pulling small strings 1. Observer bees quickly picked up this behaviour and soon performed it themselves. Here, we talk about the “absurdity” of this observation and what it can tell us about cultural evolution. Cultured Scene: Lars Chittka, the senior author on your […]

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