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Body language and learning processes in social learning

Imprinting:
    1. The first imprinting, in the first two weeks of life, a relatively short learning process.
    2. Imprinting on bodies: A lifelong learning process after the first imprinting!

 
Watching the ‘learning body’ carefully is essential.
This attention leads to a social reward… and to more attention!

The learning processes that take place during this lifelong process:

Explorative learning

 

Learning by observation

 
Reacting to body language is only possible if you pay good attention!

Discriminative learning

  

Learning by imitation

 
 
Learning and imitating hunting behaviour


Imitating body position

Forming of traditions / Social Rituals

 
A ritualised dog conversation

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