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Cell Press

Social Networks Shape Monkey 'Culture' Too

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Caption: Of course Twitter and Facebook are all the rage, but the power of social networks didn't start just in the digital age. A new study on squirrel monkeys reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on June 27 finds that monkeys with the strongest social networks catch on fastest to the latest in foraging crazes. They are monkey trendsters.

Credit: Current Biology, Claidiere et al.

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