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        Bird Brain | Social Animals Share Survival Smarts

        Examine experimental research that supports the idea that social relationships help drive problem solving in certain birds, similar to what has been observed in chimps and dolphins, in this video from NOVA: Bird Brain. Valérie Dufour is studying whether rooks, a type of crow, learn from one another. She sets one rook a specific task and then sees if other rooks that had watched the individual at work can repeat what they saw. Social learning—in which watching others solve a problem increases the likelihood that the watcher will solve it—is considered a complex form of learning that results from evolutionary processes. This resource is part of the NOVA Collection.

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