Social learning mechanisms compared in a simple environment
Noble, J. and Franks, D. W. (2002) Social learning mechanisms compared in a simple environment. In, Standish, R. K., Bedau, M. A. and Abbass, H. A. (eds.) Artificial Life VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Artificial Life. , MIT Press, 379-385.
Social learning can be adaptive, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Many researchers have focused on imitation but this may have led to simpler mechanisms being underestimated. We demonstrate in simulation that imitative learning is not always the best strategy for a group-living animal, and that the effectiveness of any such strategy will depend on details of the environment and the animal's lifestyle. We show that observations of behavioural convergence or "traditions" might suggest effective social learning, but are meaningless considered alone.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2008 23:45|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 14:04|
|Contributors:||Noble, J. (Author)
Franks, D. W. (Author)
Standish, R. K. (Editor)
Bedau, M. A. (Editor)
Abbass, H. A. (Editor)
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