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    • An analysis of the correspondence and hagiographical works of Philip of Harvengt 

      Robertson, Lynsey E. (University of St Andrews, 2008-06) - Thesis
      For every famous author of the twelfth-century renaissance, there are numerous lesser-known writers. Despite being overshadowed by more brilliant scholars or those closer to the centre of important events, their voices add ...
    • Anti-predator behaviour in UK tit species : information encoding, predator recognition, and individual variation 

      Carlson, Nora (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-21) - Thesis
      To combat the ever-present threat of predation many species produce anti-predator vocalizations and behaviours (mobbing) designed to drive predators away. These vocalizations can encode a predator’s threat level, and ...
    • Behavioral conservatism is linked to complexity of behavior in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) : implications for cognition and cumulative culture 

      Davis, Sarah J.; Schapiro, Steven J.; Lambeth, Susan P.; Wood, Lara A.; Whiten, Andrew (2018-07-19) - Journal article
      Cumulative culture is rare, if not altogether absent in non-human species. At the foundation of cumulative learning is the ability to modify, relinquish or build upon prior behaviors flexibly to make them more productive ...
    • Cognitive ability is heritable and predicts the success of an alternative mating tactic 

      Smith, Carl; Phillips, Andre; Reichard, Martin (2015-06-22) - Journal article
      The ability to attract mates, acquire resources for reproduction, and successfully outcompete rivals for fertilisations may make demands on cognitive traits - the mechanisms by which an animal acquires, processes, stores, ...
    • Determinacy and learning stability of economic policy in asymmetric monetary union models 

      Boumediene, Farid Jimmy (University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis
      This thesis examines determinacy and E-stability of economic policy in monetary union models. Monetary policy takes the form of either a contemporaneous or a forecast based interest rate rule, while fiscal policy follows ...
    • Discriminating between possible foraging decisions using pattern-oriented modelling : the case of pink-footed geese in Mid-Norway during their spring migration 

      Chudzińska, Magda; Ayllón, Daniel; Madsen, Jesper; Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob (2016-01-24) - Journal article
      Foraging decisions and their energetic consequences are critical to capital Arctic-breeders migrating in steps, because there is only a narrow time window with optimal foraging conditions at each step. Optimal foraging ...
    • The effects of experience on preferences : theory and empirics for environmental public goods 

      Czajkowski, Mikolaj; Hanley, Nicholas David; LaRiviere, Jacob (2015-01) - Journal article
      This paper develops a choice model for environmental public goods which allows for consumers to learn about their preferences through consumption experiences. We develop a theoretical model of Bayesian updating, perform ...
    • Enabling exploratory learning through virtual fieldwork 

      Getchell, Kristoffer M. (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-23) - Thesis
      This dissertation presents a framework which supports a group-based exploratory approach to learning and integrates 3D gaming methods and technologies with an institutional learning environment. This provides learners ...
    • The evolution of self-control 

      MacLean, Evan L; Hare, Brian; Nunn, Charles L; Addessi, Elsa; Amici, Federica; Anderson, Rindy C; Aureli, Filippo; Baker, Joseph M; Bania, Amanda E; Barnard, Allison M; Boogert, Neeltje J; Brannon, Elizabeth M; Bray, Emily E; Bray, Joel; Brent, Lauren J N; Burkart, Judith M; Call, Josep; Cantlon, Jessica F; Cheke, Lucy G; Clayton, Nicola S; Delgado, Mikel M; DiVincenti, Louis J; Fujita, Kazuo; Herrmann, Esther; Hiramatsu, Chihiro; Jacobs, Lucia F; Jordan, Kerry E; Laude, Jennifer R; Leimgruber, Kristin L; Messer, Emily J E; Moura, Antonio C de A; Ostojić, Ljerka; Picard, Alejandra; Platt, Michael L; Plotnik, Joshua M; Range, Friederike; Reader, Simon M; Reddy, Rachna B; Sandel, Aaron A; Santos, Laurie R; Schumann, Katrin; Seed, Amanda M; Sewall, Kendra B; Shaw, Rachael C; Slocombe, Katie E; Su, Yanjie; Takimoto, Ayaka; Tan, Jingzhi; Tao, Ruoting; van Schaik, Carel P; Virányi, Zsófia; Visalberghi, Elisabetta; Wade, Jordan C; Watanabe, Arii; Widness, Jane; Young, Julie K; Zentall, Thomas R; Zhao, Yini (2014-05-20) - Journal article
      Cognition presents evolutionary research with one of its greatest challenges. Cognitive evolution has been explained at the proximate level by shifts in absolute and relative brain volume and at the ultimate level by ...
    • Exploratory learning for wireless networking 

      Sturgeon, Thomas (University of St Andrews, 2010-11-30) - Thesis
      This dissertation highlights the importance of computer networking education and the challenges in engaging and educating students. An exploratory learning approach is discussed with reference ...
    • Hoo are you? Tits do not respond to novel predators as threats 

      Carlson, Nora V.; Healy, Susan D.; Templeton, Christopher N. (2017-06) - Journal article
      To combat the threat of predation, prey species have developed a variety of ways to recognize and respond appropriately to novel predators. While there is evidence that predator recognition does not require learning in ...
    • Improving the efficiency of learning CSP solvers 

      Moore, Neil C.A. (University of St Andrews, 2011-05-01) - Thesis
      Backtracking CSP solvers provide a powerful framework for search and reasoning. The aim of constraint learning is increase global reasoning power by learning new constraints to boost reasoning and hopefully reduce search ...
    • Keep it tight : family, learning and social transformation in New Mexico, United States 

      Hurst, Elizabeth Mary (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
      This dissertation examines learning as part of social transformation in a semi-rural town in New Mexico, United States. It incorporates a focus on young people through direct work with children and observations in school ...
    • The key role of behaviour in animal camouflage 

      Stevens, Martin; Ruxton, Graeme D. (2018-06-21) - Journal article
      Animal camouflage represents one of the most important ways of preventing (or facilitating) predation. It attracted the attention of the earliest evolutionary biologists, and today remains a focus of investigation in areas ...
    • Learning more effectively from experience 

      Fazey, Ioan Raymond Albert; Fazey, J A; Fazey, D M A (2005-12) - Journal article
      Developing the capacity for individuals to learn effectively from their experiences is an important part of building the knowledge and skills in organizations to do good adaptive management. This paper reviews some of the ...
    • Linking actions to outcomes: the role of the posterior pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus in instrumental learning 

      MacLaren, Duncan A. A. (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-01) - Thesis
      Located in the mesopontine tegmentum, the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPTg) is comprised principally of glutamatergic, cholinergic and GABAergic neurons. In addition to being fully integrated into basal ganglia, ...
    • Linking personality and cognition : a meta-analysis 

      Dougherty, Liam Robert; Guillette, Lauren Mary (2018-09-26) - Journal item
      In the past decade, several conceptual papers have linked variation in animal personality to variation in cognition, and recent years have seen a flood of empirical studies testing this link. However, these results have ...
    • Physical cognition : birds learn the structural efficacy of nest material 

      Bailey, Ida Elizabeth; Morgan, Kate; Bertin, Marion; Meddle, Simone L.; Healy, Susan Denise (2014-06) - Journal article
      It is generally assumed that birds’ choice of structurally suitable materials for nest building is genetically predetermined. Here, we tested that assumption by investigating whether experience affected male zebra finches’ ...
    • Short-term motor training, but not observational training, alters neurocognitive mechanisms of action processing in infancy 

      Gerson, Sarah; Bekkering, Harold; Hunnius, Sabine (2015-06) - Journal article
      The role of motor experience in the processing of perceived actions is hotly debated on both behavioral (e.g., action understanding) and neural (e.g., activation of the motor system) levels of interpretation. Whereas some ...
    • Social information use and social learning in non-grouping fishes 

      Webster, Michael Munro; Laland, Kevin Neville (2017-11-13) - Journal article
      Although it is natural to expect that group-living animals will utilize social learning, the expectation for non-grouping species is less clear. Only a few studies have explored the relationship between sociality and social ...