Rhesus monkeys' understanding of actions and goals.

@article{Wood2008RhesusMU,
  title={Rhesus monkeys' understanding of actions and goals.},
  author={Justin N. Wood and David D Glynn and Marc D. Hauser},
  journal={Social neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={60-8}
}
A forced-choice social foraging method was used to explore how free-ranging rhesus monkeys make inferences about other individuals' goals and intentions. Subjects saw an experimenter perform an action towards one of two potential food sources, then were allowed to approach and choose one of those sources. Results showed that subjects selectively picked the food source targeted by the experimenter's action only when the action was within the rhesus' motor repertoire. Further studies explored the… CONTINUE READING

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