Observational Learning Is A Vital Factor In Shaping Complex Behaviors
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Pierre Meyrand is a researcher affiliated with French National Centre for Scientific Research.

                       

Observational Learning Is A Vital Factor In Shaping Complex Behaviors

Among the multiple ways to learn behaviors, from classical conditioning to insight learning, observational learning is among the most powerful learning strategies. It allows animals, from invertebrate to primate, to acquire new behaviors through observation of others' actions. Observational learning, which is a highly cognitive learning, may help to (i) save energy by avoiding learning via many cycles of trials and errors, which require a lot of metabolic energy, (ii) decrease the time of exposure to the predators, (iii) decrease...

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