I know you are not looking at me: capuchin monkeys’ (Cebus apella) sensitivity to human attentional states

@article{Hattori2006IKY,
  title={I know you are not looking at me: capuchin monkeys’ (Cebus apella) sensitivity to human attentional states},
  author={Yuko Hattori and Hika Kuroshima and Kazuo Fujita},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={141-148}
}
The present study asked whether capuchin monkeys recognize human attentional states. The monkeys requested food from the experimenter by extending an arm (pointing) toward the baited one of two transparent cups. On regular trials the experimenter gave the food immediately to the monkeys upon pointing but on randomly inserted test trials she ignored the pointing for 5 s during which she displayed different attentional states. The monkeys looked at the experimenter's face longer when she looked… CONTINUE READING