Animal behaviour Grooming-ata-distance by exchanging calls in non-human primates

@inproceedings{Arlet2015AnimalBG,
  title={Animal behaviour Grooming-ata-distance by exchanging calls in non-human primates},
  author={Malgorzata Arlet and Ronan Jubin and Nobuo Masataka and A. Lemasson},
  year={2015}
}
The ‘social bonding hypothesis’ predicts that, in large social groups, functions of gestural grooming should be partially transferred to vocal interactions. Hence, vocal exchanges would have evolved in primates to play the role of grooming-at-a-distance in order to facilitate the maintenance of social cohesion. However, there are few empirical studies testing this hypothesis. To address this point, we compared the rate of contact call exchanges between females in two captive groups of Japanese… CONTINUE READING