Differential sensitivity to conspecific and allospecific cues in chimpanzees and humans: a comparative eye-tracking study.

@article{Hattori2010DifferentialST,
  title={Differential sensitivity to conspecific and allospecific cues in chimpanzees and humans: a comparative eye-tracking study.},
  author={Yuko Hattori and Fumihiro Kano and Masaki Tomonaga},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={610-3}
}
Previous studies have shown that a variety of animals including humans are sensitive to social cues from others and shift their attention to the same objects attended to by others. However, little is known about how animals process conspecifics' and another species' actions, although primates recognize conspecific faces better than those of another species. In this study, using unrestrained eye-tracking techniques, we first demonstrated that conspecific social cues modulated looking behaviours… CONTINUE READING

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