Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) and capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) follow gaze around barriers: evidence for perspective taking?

@article{Amici2009SpiderM,
  title={Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) and capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) follow gaze around barriers: evidence for perspective taking?},
  author={Federica Amici and Filippo Aureli and Elisabetta Visalberghi and Josep Call},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 4},
  pages={
          368-74
        }
}
  • Federica Amici, Filippo Aureli, +1 author Josep Call
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of comparative psychology
  • Gaze following is an adaptive skill that might have been selected in social species, such as many nonhuman primates, to obtain information about food location, predators, and social interactions. The authors investigated the ability of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) and capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) to follow the gaze of a human around barriers and the presence of "looking back" behavior. In the 1st experiment, a human looked to a target location inside the testing room, whereas in the 2nd… CONTINUE READING

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