Cotton‐top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) fail to show mirror‐guided self‐exploration

@article{Hauser2001CottontopT,
  title={Cotton‐top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) fail to show mirror‐guided self‐exploration},
  author={Marc D. Hauser and Cory T. Miller and Katie Liu and Renu Gupta},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={53}
}
To investigate the problem of inter‐ and intraspecific differences on the mirror test, we conducted two experiments on cotton‐top tamarins. Experiment 1 employed a technique similar to one used recently on chimpanzees, and provided no evidence of mirror‐mediated touching of the marked area. In a control condition, involving colored dye applied to one arm, two subjects also failed to show self‐directed touching, even though they clearly looked at their newly dyed arm. Under these test conditions… Expand
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