Sarah Benson Amram
Affiliation: University of Wyoming
Daniels S, Fanelli R, Gilbert A, Benson Amram S. Behavioral flexibility of a generalist carnivore. Anim Cogn. 2019;: pubmed publisher
Benson Amram S, Heinen V, Gessner A, Weldele M, Holekamp K. Limited social learning of a novel technical problem by spotted hyenas. Behav Processes. 2014;109 Pt B:111-20 pubmed publisher
..We conclude that wild and captive hyenas exploit social learning opportunities similarly, and that the limited social learning shown by hyenas on this task is likely based on localized stimulus enhancement. ..
Benson Amram S, Dantzer B, Stricker G, Swanson E, Holekamp K. Brain size predicts problem-solving ability in mammalian carnivores. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:2532-7 pubmed publisher
..Our results, thus, fail to support the social brain hypothesis but provide important empirical support for the relationship between relative brain size and the ability to solve this novel technical problem. ..
Benson Amram S, Gilfillan G, McComb K. Numerical assessment in the wild: insights from social carnivores. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017;373: pubmed publisher
..This article is part of a discussion meeting issue 'The origins of numerical abilities'. ..