Social stimuli and social rewards in primate learning and cognition.

  title={Social stimuli and social rewards in primate learning and cognition.},
  author={James R Anderson},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  volume={42 2-3},
Many studies have suggested that non-human primates have good individual recognition abilities, that social stimuli can serve as discriminative stimuli in learning tests and that visual access to social objects or events can be a reinforcer for operant behaviour. Intensified research efforts comparing the effectiveness of social and non-social stimuli and rewards across a range of learning and other cognitive tasks would help clarify the extent to which monkeys and apes might be specially… CONTINUE READING

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