Reply to 'Sigmoidal acquisition curves are good indicators of conformist transmission'
Acerbi, A., Van Leeuwen, E. J. C., Haun, D. B. M., & Tennie, C.
Reply to 'Sigmoidal acquisition curves are good indicators of conformist transmission'. Scientific Reports, 8
(1): 14016. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-30382-0.
In the Smaldino et al. study ‘Sigmoidal Acquisition Curves are Good Indicators of Conformist Transmission’, our original findings regarding the conditional validity of using population-level sigmoidal acquisition curves as means to evidence individual-level conformity are contested. We acknowledge the identification of useful nuances, yet conclude that our original findings remain relevant for the study of conformist learning mechanisms. Replying to: Smaldino, P. E., Aplin, L. M. & Farine, D. R. Sigmoidal Acquisition Curves Are Good Indicators of Conformist Transmission. Sci. Rep. 8, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30248-5 (2018).