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Smarter through group living?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tom SmuldersORCiD



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).


Wild Australian magpies living (or growing up) in larger social groups take fewer trials to solve a battery of four cognitive tests than those living (or growing up) in smaller groups. The tests all draw on a common underlying factor, but is this factor cognitive or motivational?

Publication metadata

Author(s): Smulders TV

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Learning and Behavior

Year: 2019

Volume: 47

Issue: 4

Pages: 275-276

Print publication date: 01/12/2019

Online publication date: 10/07/2018

Acceptance date: 21/06/2018

Date deposited: 26/06/2018

ISSN (print): 1543-4494

ISSN (electronic): 1543-4508

Publisher: Springer US


DOI: 10.3758/s13420-018-0335-0


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