Mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus) solve the reverse contingency task without a modified procedure

  title={Mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus) solve the reverse contingency task without a modified procedure},
  author={A. Albiach-Serrano and F. Guill{\'e}n-Salazar and J. Call},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  • A. Albiach-Serrano, F. Guillén-Salazar, J. Call
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Cognition
  • Problem solving often relies on generating new responses while inhibiting others, particularly prepotent ones. A paradigm to study inhibitory abilities is the reverse contingency task (Boysen and Berntson in J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 21:82–86, 1995), in which two different quantities of food are offered to an individual who receives the array he did not choose. Therefore, mastery of the task demands selecting the smaller quantity to obtain the larger one. Several non-human primates have… CONTINUE READING
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