tral-place foraging species, both vertebrate and invertebrate, offer as yet unexplored opportunities for increased understanding of the mechanisms of social learning and the development of diet choice.
The research described here was supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the McMaster University Research Board.
I thank my collaborators, Stephen Wigmore, Moni Stein, Deborah Kennett, Anna Mischinger, Sandra Vegeris, Cathy Maskell, Toni Hammond and Cecelia Malinski for their enthusiasm for and dedication to this research program. I also thank Merrice Clark, Harvey Weingarten, and Tom Zentall whose thoughtful critiques of earlier drafts have made this manuscript far more "user friendly" than it would otherwise have been.
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