Alex Thornton
Alex Thornton
Associate Professor of Cognitive Evolution, University of Exeter
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TitleCited byYear
Teaching in wild meerkats
A Thornton, K McAuliffe
Science 313 (5784), 227-229, 2006
3202006
Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds
LM Aplin, DR Farine, J Morand-Ferron, A Cockburn, A Thornton, ...
Nature 518 (7540), 538, 2015
3182015
The evolution of teaching
A Thornton, NJ Raihani
Animal behaviour 75 (6), 1823-1836, 2008
2112008
Lessons from animal teaching
WJE Hoppitt, GR Brown, R Kendal, L Rendell, A Thornton, MM Webster, ...
Trends in ecology & evolution 23 (9), 486-493, 2008
1732008
Individual variation in cognitive performance: developmental and evolutionary perspectives
A Thornton, D Lukas
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367 …, 2012
1632012
Punishment and cooperation in nature
NJ Raihani, A Thornton, R Bshary
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27 (5), 288-295, 2012
1592012
Social learning and the development of individual and group behaviour in mammal societies
A Thornton, T Clutton-Brock
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366 …, 2011
1282011
Innovative problem solving in wild meerkats
A Thornton, J Samson
Animal Behaviour 83 (6), 1459-1468, 2012
1232012
Applications of machine learning in animal behaviour studies
JJ Valletta, C Torney, M Kings, A Thornton, J Madden
Animal Behaviour 124, 203-220, 2017
752017
The evolution of individual and cultural variation in social learning
A Mesoudi, L Chang, SRX Dall, A Thornton
Trends in ecology & evolution 31 (3), 215-225, 2016
732016
Identifying teaching in wild animals
A Thornton, NJ Raihani
Learning & Behavior 38 (3), 297-309, 2010
712010
Toward wild psychometrics: linking individual cognitive differences to fitness
A Thornton, J Isden, JR Madden
Behavioral Ecology 25 (6), 1299-1301, 2014
672014
Comparative cognition for conservationists
AL Greggor, NS Clayton, B Phalan, A Thornton
Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29 (9), 489-495, 2014
632014
Experimental evidence for social transmission of food acquisition techniques in wild meerkats
A Thornton, A Malapert
Animal Behaviour 78 (2), 255-264, 2009
612009
Social learning about novel foods in young meerkats
A Thornton
Animal Behaviour 76 (4), 1411-1421, 2008
572008
Neophobia is not only avoidance: improving neophobia tests by combining cognition and ecology
AL Greggor, A Thornton, NS Clayton
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 6, 82-89, 2015
472015
Cognitive requirements of cumulative culture: teaching is useful but not essential
E Zwirner, A Thornton
Scientific Reports 5, 16781, 2015
462015
The rise and fall of an arbitrary tradition: an experiment with wild meerkats
A Thornton, A Malapert
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276 (1660), 1269-1276, 2009
442009
Early body condition, time budgets and the acquisition of foraging skills in meerkats
A Thornton
Animal Behaviour 75 (3), 951-962, 2008
432008
Cognitive performance is linked to group size and affects fitness in Australian magpies
BJ Ashton, AR Ridley, EK Edwards, A Thornton
Nature 554 (7692), 364, 2018
422018
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