Hand Preferences in Different Tasks by Tufted Capuchins (Cebus apella)

  title={Hand Preferences in Different Tasks by Tufted Capuchins (Cebus apella)},
  author={Giovanna M Spinozzi and Valentina Truppa},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
We examined hand preferences in 25 tufted capuchins (Cebus apella) in three tasks. The hole task involved a single action of reaching for food in a hole. The horizontal panel and the vertical panel tasks required the alignment of two apertures, by moving or lifting a panel, to reach for food in a hole. We found a significant group-level right-hand preference for reaching actions in the hole and in the horizontal panel tasks, but not in the vertical panel task, in which the food retrieval… CONTINUE READING

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