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Hand preferences for coordinated bimanual actions in 777 great apes: implications for the evolution of handedness in hominins.
Whether or not nonhuman primates exhibit population-level handedness remains a topic of considerable scientific debate. Here, we examined handedness for coordinated bimanual actions in a sample ofExpand
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Prolonged myelination in human neocortical evolution
Nerve myelination facilitates saltatory action potential conduction and exhibits spatiotemporal variation during development associated with the acquisition of behavioral and cognitive maturity.Expand
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Developing a comprehensive and comparative questionnaire for measuring personality in chimpanzees using a simultaneous top‐down/bottom‐up design
One effective method for measuring personality in primates is to use personality trait ratings to distill the experience of people familiar with the individual animals. Previous rating instrumentsExpand
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The Distribution and Development of Handedness for Manual Gestures in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
This article describes the distribution and development of handedness for manual gestures in captive chimpanzees. Data on handedness for unimanual gestures were collected in a sample of 227 captiveExpand
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Use of primates in research: A global overview
We assessed the use of nonhuman primates and nonhuman primate biological material in research by reviewing studies published in 2001 in peer‐reviewed journals. The number and species of primatesExpand
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The Use of Positive Reinforcement Training Techniques to Enhance the Care, Management, and Welfare of Primates in the Laboratory
Handled frequently and subjected to a wide range of medical procedures that may be particularly invasive, nonhuman animals in a laboratory setting have unique needs. To produce the most reliableExpand
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Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are predominantly right-handed: replication in three populations of apes.
Population-level right-handedness has historically been considered a hallmark of human evolution. Even though recent studies in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) have demonstrated population-levelExpand
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Chimpanzees copy dominant and knowledgeable individuals: implications for cultural diversity.
Evolutionary theory predicts that natural selection will fashion cognitive biases to guide when, and from whom, individuals acquire social information, but the precise nature of these biases,Expand
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Factors influencing the prevalence and handedness for throwing in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).
Humans throw right-handed, and it has been suggested that the neurophysiological demands of aimed throwing may have served as a precursor to the evolution of left hemisphere specialization forExpand
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