Capuchin cognitive ecology: cooperation based on projected returns

  title={Capuchin cognitive ecology: cooperation based on projected returns},
  author={F. Waal and J. M. Davis},
  • F. Waal, J. M. Davis
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Stable cooperation requires that each party's pay-offs exceed those available through individual action. The present experimental study on brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) investigated if decisions about cooperation are (a) guided by the amount of competition expected to follow the cooperation, and (b) made instantaneously or only after a period of familiarization. Pairs of adult monkeys were presented with a mutualistic cooperative task with variable opportunities for resource… CONTINUE READING
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