École doctorale : SEVAB
Équipe de recherche : UMR EDB
Direction : Jean-Louis Hemptinne (Pr émérite ENSFEA) & Guillaume Isabel (UT3)
Financement : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Titre : Social learning and conformity in humans and D. melanogaster.
Résumé : Social learning encompasses all the distinct ways an individual learns from others and has already been identified in a many non-human vertebrate and invertebrate species. Conformity, the disproportionate copying of the most common trait in a group, has emerged as a major driver in the emergence of culture. In this interdisciplinary thesis, I study social learning and conformity in both humans and Drosophila melanogaster, to (1) build a better understanding of these phenomena across species; (2) find commonalities and differences between these two species ; (3) help elucidate the nature of human conformity and (4) contribute to reconciling the distinct approaches from different disciplines.
Mots-clés : Social learning ; social information ; conformity ; mate-copying ; mate choice.