Social Behaviors In Newly-Hatched Tortoises
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Elisabetta Versace is a lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. Her research is focused on the evolution of the fundamental building blocks of behaviour and cognition, predisposed behaviours and specialized learning mechanisms.


Social Behaviors In Newly-Hatched Tortoises

Monday morning, London tube. Standing there, in a crowd of hundreds, your mind goes to your plans for the day, your morning appointments, errands to run. But when Chiara, the childhood friend you haven’t met in ten years, walks by, you immediately recognize her. A couple of minutes later, you are telling each other all about your lives, still marveling at the slim chances of meeting after all these years. We recognize someone familiar even if we haven’t met them...

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