Bystanders affect the outcome of mother-infant interactions in rhesus macaques.

  title={Bystanders affect the outcome of mother-infant interactions in rhesus macaques.},
  author={Stuart Semple and Melissa S. Gerald and Dianne N Suggs},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={276 1665},
Animal communication involves the transfer of information between a sender and one or more receivers. However, such interactions do not happen in a social vacuum; third parties are typically present, who can potentially eavesdrop upon or intervene in the interaction. The importance of such bystanders in shaping the outcome of communicative interactions has been widely studied in humans, but has only recently received attention in other animal species. Here, we studied bouts of infant crying… CONTINUE READING


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