Automated cognitive testing of monkeys in social groups yields results comparable to individual laboratory-based testing

@article{Gazes2012AutomatedCT,
  title={Automated cognitive testing of monkeys in social groups yields results comparable to individual laboratory-based testing},
  author={Regina Paxton Gazes and Emily Kathryn Brown and Benjamin M Basile and Robert Russell Hampton},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={445-458}
}
Cognitive abilities likely evolved in response to specific environmental and social challenges and are therefore expected to be specialized for the life history of each species. Specialized cognitive abilities may be most readily engaged under conditions that approximate the natural environment of the species being studied. While naturalistic environments might therefore have advantages over laboratory settings for cognitive research, it is difficult to conduct certain types of cognitive tests… CONTINUE READING
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