This collection contains data sets arising from lab experiments and simulations that use iterated learning. Iterated learning refers to the process whereby an individual learns their behaviour by exposure to another individual who acquired that behaviour in the same way. As such, it is often used to study the cultural evolution of behaviours such as language or music.
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Artificial languages created through iterated learning experiments by Kirby, Cornish & Smith (2008) and Cornish (2011). This spreadsheet contains data from Hannah Cornish's PhD thesis: "Language Adapts: exploring the cultural dynamics of iterated learning", University of Edinburgh, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/1842/5603 Tables 1-A, 1-B, ...