Gaze following and joint attention in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).

  title={Gaze following and joint attention in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).},
  author={Nathan John Emery and Erika N Lorincz and David I Perrett and Mike W. Oram and Chris Ian Baker},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  volume={111 3},
Gaze and attention direction provide important sources of social information for primates. Behavioral studies show that chimpanzees spontaneously follow human gaze direction. By contrast, non-ape species such as macaques fail to follow gaze cues. The authors investigated the reactions of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) to attention cues of conspecifics. Two subjects were presented with videotaped images of a stimulus monkey with its attention directed to 1 of 2 identical objects. Analysis of… CONTINUE READING
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