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Life in the Laland lab – a virtual tour
(of sorts…)

For he’s a jolly good fellow! The man they call ‘The Professor’ is made FRSE.

 

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The Laland Group enjoy a typical sunny day in St Andrews.

Lewis testing chimpanzees with a cumulative social learning task. Lewis is on the left.

One bird takes exception at Kevin’s claim that keas are rubbish at social learning.

The Laland lab curling team official photo.

 

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Prof. Laland leading from the front; our Curling World Championship campaign was brave-hearted, but brief.

 

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First you have to catch the fish (Jeremy rises to the challenge)…

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Then you must kneel and give thanks (Mike sinks to the occasion).

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A day in the cold room can blur your vision…

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so boat trips in Madeira are neccesary health and safety precautions (luckily neither Lewis or Kevin were seasick)…

As indeed are Luke’s cetacean research trips.

Lewis demonstrating a fundamental principle of social learning: It only works when the behaviour you learn is appropriate for the environment you are in. Just because it worked for Jon Travolta…