Early life learning ability predicts adult social structure, with potential implications for fitness outcomes in the wild

Ellis J. G. Langley, Jayden O. Van Horik, Mark A. Whiteside, Christine E. Beardsworth, Michael N. Weiss & Joah R. Madden
1. Social environments influence important ecological processes and can determine how selection acts on traits. Cognitive abilities can shape these social environments and in turn, affect individuals' fitness. 2. To understand how cognitive abilities evolve, we need to understand the complex interplay between an individual's cognitive abilities, the social environment that they inhabit and the fitness consequences of these relationships. 3. We measured the associative learning ability of pheasant chicks, Phasianus colchicus, then released them...
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