Raina Fan

McGill University
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Simon Reader
Jon Sakata, McGill University
Start: 2018-01-04


Are social and asocial learning mediated by similar neural mechanisms?
Learning from others, ‘social learning,’ can be essential for adapting to rapidly changing environments. While the transmission and importance of social information has been widely studied, the biological mechanisms that underpin this process remain poorly understood, leading to uncertainties about its prerequisites and selection. I am interested exploring this question by comparing the degree to which social and asocial learning share similar neural substrates.


Social learning/apprentissage social, Ecologie comportementale/Behavioural ecology, Neurosciences comportementales/ Behavioural neuroscience, Trinidadian guppy