Rhesus monkeys fail to use gaze direction as an experimenter-given cue in an object-choice task

  title={Rhesus monkeys fail to use gaze direction as an experimenter-given cue in an object-choice task},
  author={James R. Anderson and Marie Montant and Didier Schmitt},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},

Seeing the Experimenter Influences the Response to Pointing Cues in Long-Tailed Macaques

Whether the visibility of the experimenter inhibits long-tailed macaques' (Macaca fascicularis) usage of the pointing cue is investigated and some of the assumptions about species-specific differences in the object-choice task are questioned.

Chimpanzee gaze following in an object-choice task

These findings allowed us to discard both simple orientation and understanding seeing-knowing in others as the explanations for gaze following in chimpanzees, but they did not allow us to conclusively choose between orientation combined with foraging tendencies and understandingSeeing in others.

Learning and limits of use of eye gaze by capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) in an object-choice task.

The results show that capuchin monkeys can learn to use eye gaze as a discriminative cue, but there was no-evidence for any underlying awareness of eye gazeAs a cue to direction of attention.

Cues that chimpanzees do and do not use to find hidden objects

While chimpanzees are very good at “behavior reading” of various sorts, including gaze following, they do not understand the communicative intentions (informative intentions) behind the looking and gesturing of others – with the possible exception of enculturated chimpanzees, who still do not understanding the differential significance of looking andgesturing done by people who have different knowledge about states of affairs in the world.

Use of experimenter-given cues in dogs

It is suggested that the phenomenon of dogs responding to cues given by humans is better analysed as a case of interspecific communication than in terms of discrimination learning.

Development of using experimenter-given cues in infant chimpanzees: longitudinal changes in behavior and cognitive development.

The present study suggests what the standard object-choice task actually measures by breaking the task down into the developmental trajectories of its component parts, and describes for the first time the social-physical cognitive development during the task with a longitudinal method.

Cue-reading by Olive Baboons in a Competitive Task

The ability of four olive baboons (Papio anubis ) to use human gaze cues during a competitive task w investigated; the baboons were allowed to remove on ly the non-fixated one of two simultaneously

Flexible gaze-following in rhesus monkeys

It is indicated that rhesus monkeys can use social cognitive processes outside of competitive contexts to model what others can or cannot see, but may not be especially motivated to see what others look at in non-competitive contexts, as they reorient infrequently or in an inconsistent fashion.

Gaze following and joint attention in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).

Analysis of eye movements revealed that both subjects inspected the target (object or position attended by the stimulus monkey) more often than the distractor (nonattended object or position).

Disparate substrates for head gaze following and face perception in the monkey superior temporal sulcus

Primates use gaze cues to follow peer gaze to an object of joint attention. Gaze following of monkeys is largely determined by head or face orientation. We used fMRI in rhesus monkeys to identify



Sensitivity To Information Specifying the Line of Gaze of Humans in Sparrows (Passer Domesticus)

For species with frontal eye placement, looking at an object usually involves orienting the face and eyes toward the object. Thus, the face and eyes of the looker are usually visible from the point

Visual reinforcement of head-turning in young infants.

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By and large, there is convincing observational evidence that young monkeys and apes acquire certain basic feeding and avoidance habits chiefly by applying their exploratory tendencies to places and objects indicated in the behaviour of their mothers or others of the group.

Towards a Mechanism of Joint Visual Attention in Human Infancy

Three experiments are reported which aim to distinguish between mechanisms that might serve joint visual attention between human infants and adults and various explanations of this phenomenon and of the capacity for jointVisual attention.

Frameworks of analysis for the neural representation of animate objects and actions.

This work has investigated the sensitivity of cells in the temporal cortex to different viewing conditions to determine the frame(s) of reference utilized in processing and found goal-centred sensitivity to interaction allowed the cells to be selectively activated in situations where human subjects would attribute causal and intentional relationships.

Perception of another person's looking behavior.

The classical senses in normal use require not only receptors but also muscles for adjusting them, and the sense-organ adjustments are a form of observable behavior.

Baboon (Papio hamadryas) visual preferences for regions of the face.

It is suggested that the eye region may provide a primate with an important source of information, possibly information about intent, as well as other regions or combinations of regions of the dominant male in the group.

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