Defensive behaviors in infant rhesus monkeys: environmental cues and neurochemical regulation.

@article{Kalin1989DefensiveBI,
  title={Defensive behaviors in infant rhesus monkeys: environmental cues and neurochemical regulation.},
  author={Ned H. Kalin and Steven E. Shelton},
  journal={Science},
  year={1989},
  volume={243 4899},
  pages={1718-21}
}
To survive, primates must detect danger in time to activate appropriate defensive behaviors. In this study, the defensive behaviors of infant rhesus monkeys exposed to humans were characterized. It was observed that the direction of the human's gaze is a potent cue for the infant. Infants separated from their mothers were active and emitted frequent distress vocalizations. When a human entered the room but did not look at the infant, it became silent and froze in one position. If the human… CONTINUE READING
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