Social environment elicits lateralized behaviors in gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).

@article{Quaresmini2014SocialEE,
  title={Social environment elicits lateralized behaviors in gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).},
  author={Caterina Quaresmini and Gillian S. Forrester and Caterina Spiezio and Giorgio Vallortigara},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={276-84}
}
The influence of the social environment on lateralized behaviors has now been investigated across a wide variety of animal species. New evidence suggests that the social environment can modulate behavior. Currently, there is a paucity of data relating to how primates navigate their environmental space, and investigations that consider the naturalistic context of the individual are few and fragmented. Moreover, there are competing theories about whether only the right or rather both cerebral… CONTINUE READING