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Whales able to learn from others

Humpbacks pass on hunting tips.

25 April 2013Research

Forgetting facts

Researchers investigate the way in which we forget information.

24 September 2008Research

Talking to the animals

Unique animal communication conference gathers in St Andrews.

1 August 2008Research

Chimpanzees play ‘chinese whispers’

* Caption - observational learning by chimpanzees. Each chimpanzee in a chain of up to six learned the method they saw used to open a food box and passed it on to the next chimpanzee. Here a chimpanzee demonstrates the 'lift door' approach. Image by Devyn Carter, Yerkes Center. *

28 August 2006Research

Can dogs learn from watching children?

How do animals - ranging from ants and dogs to pigeons and children - learn? Do they rely on traditions? Can they learn from other species?

8 June 2005Research

Easy as A, B, C

A pioneering seven-year project testing a new method of teaching primary children to read and spell has ended - with results proving that the new method helped children learn faster.

11 February 2005Research

Child vs chimp

A primate expert has developed an innovative technique which is providing the first clear evidence that children and chimpanzees learn the traditions of the community they live in by similar processes of imitation.

4 June 2000Research