Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) succeed in a test of quantity conservation

@article{Beran2007CapuchinM,
  title={Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) succeed in a test of quantity conservation},
  author={Michael Beran},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={109-116}
}
Nonhuman animals demonstrate a number of impressive quantitative skills such as counting sets of items, comparing sets on the basis of the number of items or amount of material, and even responding to simple arithmetic manipulations. In this experiment, capuchin monkeys were presented with a computerized task designed to assess conservation of discrete quantity. Monkeys first were trained to select from two horizontal arrays of stimuli the one with the larger number of items. On some trials… CONTINUE READING

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