Marco Rigamonti

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Four puzzle boxes were used to investigate localized stimulus enhancement and object movement reenactment (OMR) in 13 pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina) and 30 human infants (Homo sapiens). Participants received contrasting demonstrations on each box. A circular lid was gripped by its rim or handle and swiveled to the left or right. A flap door was(More)
This research is based on the idea that some prosimian species are good models in which to test certain postulates of the "postural origins" theory proposed by MacNeilage and colleagues [Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10:247-303, 1987] to explain the evolution of hand preference within the order Primates. We investigated manual laterality in 16 wild indris(More)
An artificial fruit (AF) was used to test for social learning in pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina) and adult humans (Homo sapiens). A monkey demonstrator opened the AF, showing alternative methods to 2 groups of cage mates. Video films of the monkey demonstrations were presented to adult humans. Compared with chimpanzees and children, the macaques(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of [11C]SCH442416 for the in vivo imaging of adenosine A2A receptors. METHODS In rats and Macaca nemestrina, we evaluated the time course of the cerebral distribution of [11C]SCH442416. Furthermore, in rats we investigated the rate of metabolic degradation, the inhibitory effects of different(More)
Ten female pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina) were tested for hand preference and hand skill (i.e., speed of performance and error rate). The experimental task was naturalistic, calling for adaptive manual skills and fine manipulation: the monkeys had to remove small food rewards embedded in a vertical array, and precision opposition of thumb and(More)
Undetermined thyroid cytology precludes any definitive distinction between malignant and benign lesions. Recently several classifications have been proposed to split this category into two or more cytological subcategories related to different malignancy risk rates. The current study was performed retrospectively to investigate the results obtained(More)