The wisdom of baboon decisions : Response

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STRANDBURG-PESHKIN, Ariana, Damien R. FARINE, Iain D. COUZIN, Margaret C. CROFOOT, 2015. The wisdom of baboon decisions : Response. In: Science. 349(6251), pp. 935-936. ISSN 0036-8075. eISSN 1095-9203. Available under: doi: 10.1126/science.349.6251.935-c

@article{StrandburgPeshkin2015wisdo-32660, title={The wisdom of baboon decisions : Response}, year={2015}, doi={10.1126/science.349.6251.935-c}, number={6251}, volume={349}, issn={0036-8075}, journal={Science}, pages={935--936}, author={Strandburg-Peshkin, Ariana and Farine, Damien R. and Couzin, Iain D. and Crofoot, Margaret C.} }

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