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  • Apes have culture but may not know that they do 

    Gruber, Thibaud; Zuberbuehler, Klaus; Clement, Fabrice; van Schaik, Carel (2015-02-06) - Journal article
    There is good evidence that some ape behaviors can be transmitted socially and that this can lead to group-specific traditions. However, many consider animal traditions, including those in great apes, to be fundamentally ...
  • A cognitive approach to the study of culture in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) 

    Gruber, Thibaud (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis
    The question of animal culture has been of interest for decades. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) have played a key role in the debate of whether or not it is appropriate to use the term ‘culture’ to describe animal behaviour ...
  • Community-specific evaluation of tool affordances in wild chimpanzees 

    Gruber, Thibaud; Muller, Martin N.; Reynolds, Vernon; Wrangham, Richard; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2011-11-03) - Journal article
    The notion of animal culture, defined as socially transmitted community-specific behaviour patterns, remains controversial, notably because the definition relies on surface behaviours without addressing underlying cognitive ...
  • Social network analysis shows direct evidence for social transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees 

    Hobaiter, Catherine; Poisot, Timothee; Zuberbuehler, Klaus; Hoppitt, William; Gruber, Thibaud (2014-09-30) - Journal article
    Social network analysis methods have made it possible to test whether novel behaviors in animals spread through individual or social learning. To date, however, social network analysis of wild populations has been limited ...
  • The spread of a novel behaviour in wild chimpanzees : new insights into the ape cultural mind 

    Gruber, Thibaud; Poisot, Timothee; Zuberbuehler, Klaus; Hoppitt, William John Edward; Hobaiter, Cat (2015-03) - Journal article
    For years, the animal culture debate has been dominated by the puzzling absence of direct evidence for social transmission of behavioural innovations in the flagship species of animal culture, the common chimpanzee. Although ...
  • Vocal recruitment for joint travel in wild chimpanzees 

    Gruber, Thibaud; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2013-09-25) - Journal article
    Joint travel is a common social activity of many group-living animals, which requires some degree of coordination, sometimes through communication signals. Here, we studied the use of an acoustically distinct vocalisation ...
  • Wild chimpanzees rely on cultural knowledge to solve an experimental honey acquisition task 

    Gruber, Thibaud; Muller, Martin N.; Strimling, Pontus; Wrangham, Richard; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2009-11-17) - Journal article
    Population and group-specific behavioral differences have been taken as evidence for animal cultures [1-10], a notion that remains controversial. Skeptics argue that ecological or genetic factors, rather than social learning, ...