Choosing and using tools: capuchins (Cebus apella) use a different metric than tamarins (Saguinus oedipus).

  title={Choosing and using tools: capuchins (Cebus apella) use a different metric than tamarins (Saguinus oedipus).},
  author={Sarah E Cummins-Sebree and Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  volume={119 2},
Cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) selected canes positioned so that a straight inward pull brought food within reach (M. D. Hauser, 1997; see also record 1997-41347-003). Tamarins failed to retrieve food with canes in other positions, and they did not reposition these canes. In this study, tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) preferred canes they could pull straight in when these were present, but they also repositioned canes in individually variable ways, and their success at obtaining… CONTINUE READING
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