Stimulus enhancement and spread of a spontaneous tool use in a colony of long-tailed macaques

@article{Zuberbhler1996StimulusEA,
  title={Stimulus enhancement and spread of a spontaneous tool use in a colony of long-tailed macaques},
  author={Klaus Zuberb{\"u}hler and Lorenz Gygax and Nerida Harley and Hans Kummer},
  journal={Primates},
  year={1996},
  volume={37},
  pages={1-12}
}
In a captive group of long-tailed macaques, tool-using behavior by a single competent individual had a significant effect on the synchronous manipulative behavior of naïve animals. Group members engaged in manipulations on the same object class more frequently during times when the model was working than when it was not. The form of their behavior, however, in no way resembled the technique used by the model. All three animals that later became successful tool users were among the few subjects… CONTINUE READING

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