Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Conquering by Copying

"A computer tournament has revealed the benefit of copying someone else's actions over solving a problem solo, a finding that has implications for cultural evolution." Full news story @

See also:

L. Rendell, R. Boyd, D. Cownden, M. Enquist, K. Eriksson, M. W. Feldman, L. Fogarty, S. Ghirlanda, T. Lillicrap, and K. N. Laland. [2010]. "Why Copy Others? Insights from the Social Learning Strategies Tournament". Science 328 (5975), 208. [DOI: 10.1126/science.1184719]


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