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STEM Bytes Seminar

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us for a STEM Bytes Seminar on Tuesday, April 23 from 10:00 Р10:30 am PT on Zoom! To register, visit https://usc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwldO-grD4iGtP6Ia-W61oHrp_c0Fi1-R9D

ūü駬†Speaker: Eloise Pedersen

Talk: The Impact of Multiple Transmission Biases on Chimpanzee Foraging Decisions

Transmission biases are key cognitive features that are used by humans and non-human primates in decision making contexts. They allow individuals to decide when to copy behaviors and from whom they should copy. Despite their importance in social learning and by extension the maintenance of culture, these biases have been understudied in our closest relatives, chimpanzees. I will discuss the current state of research and talk about my own research which explores the simultaneous use of rank and payoff bias in foraging decisions in chimpanzees.


April 23
10:00 am - 10:30 am