Baboons communicate with their right hand

@article{Meguerditchian2006BaboonsCW,
  title={Baboons communicate with their right hand},
  author={Adrien Meguerditchian and Jacques Vauclair},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={171},
  pages={170-174}
}
Humans are mainly right-handed for many actions including gestures. This bias is strongly linked to a left cerebral hemispheric dominance for language functions. Whether similar lateralized systems for communicative behaviors are present in other animals is unclear. Here we report the first evidence of strong population-level right-handedness in 60 captive baboons for a species-specific communicative manual gesture. Our findings support the view that lateralization for language may have evolved… CONTINUE READING
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