Push or pull: an experimental study on imitation in marmosets

@article{Bugnyar1997PushOP,
  title={Push or pull: an experimental study on imitation in marmosets},
  author={Thomas Bugnyar and Ludwig Huber},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={54},
  pages={817-831}
}
A laboratory experiment was conducted in order to explore the possibility of imitation, that is, response learning by observation, in marmosets, Callithrix jacchusInexperienced individuals were allowed to observe a skilful model that demonstrated one of two possible techniques (pushing or pulling a pendulum-door) to get food from inside a wooden box. Their initial manipulative actions, performed when exposed to the box in a subsequent test, were compared with those of naive control subjects… 

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