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How Monkeys See the World
Acknowledgments 1. What Is It Like to be a Monkey? 2. Social Behavior 3. Social Knowledge 4. Vocal Communication 5. What the Vocalizations of Monkeys Mean 6. Summarizing the MentalExpand
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Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
In 1838 Charles Darwin jotted in a notebook, 'He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.' "Baboon Metaphysics" is Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth's fascinatingExpand
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The central importance of information in studies of animal communication
The concept of information plays a central role in studies of animal communication. Animals’ responses to the calls of different individuals, to food calls, alarm calls, and to signals that predictExpand
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How Monkeys See the World: Inside the Mind of Another Species
Cheney and Seyfarth enter the minds of vervet monkeys and other primates to explore the nature of primate intelligence and the evolution of cognition. "This reviewer had to be restrained fromExpand
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Muscular Thin Films for Building Actuators and Powering Devices
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Assessment of meaning and the detection of unreliable signals by vervet monkeys
Free-ranging vervet monkeys, Cercopithecus aethiops, who had learned to ignore playbacks of one type of call by an unreliable signaller subsequently also ignored playback of an acoustically differentExpand
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FACTORS MEDIATING INTER-GROUP ENCOUNTERS IN SAVANNAH BABOONS (PAPIO CYNOCEPHALUS URSINUS)
Summary Inter-group encounters among baboons range from peaceful to aggressive. During 23 months we observed 110 inter-group interactions involving four groups of chacma baboons in the OkavangoExpand
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MALE GRUNTS AS MEDIATORS OF SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH FEMALES IN WILD CHACMA BABOONS (PAPIO CYNOCEPHALUS URSINUS)
Previous research has suggested that the quiet, tonal grunts given by female savanna baboons (Papio cynocephalus ursinus) function to mollify lower-ranking females and thereby facilitate friendlyExpand
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