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Title (FIELDWORK SWEDEN) The ontogeny of trust
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Filipe Cunha
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
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Begin date 2022/03/23
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Description Siberian jays can use warning calls to deceive neighbours and access their food. Similar to humans, jays have evolved a strategy to avoid deception: they are more likely to trust individuals with members from their own group, rather than neighbours or unfamiliar individuals. However, little is known about how naive juveniles learn to overcome deception. We will expose naive juveniles to warning calls of different individuals and assess their response. Understanding how animals develop the concept of trusting only information from specific individuals will provide insights into declarative communication systems can evolve.

Fieldwork is in Arvidsjaur
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