Taste difference thresholds for sucrose in two species of nonhuman primates.

@article{Laska1999TasteDT,
  title={Taste difference thresholds for sucrose in two species of nonhuman primates.},
  author={Matthias Laska and Heinz P Scheuber and E Carrera Sanchez and Ernesto Rodr{\'i}guez Luna},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={153-60}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine taste difference thresholds for sucrose in frugivorous spider monkeys and omnivorous baboons. Using a two-bottle preference test of brief duration, we presented four Ateles geoffroyi and four Papio hamdryas anubis with six different reference concentrations (RCs) of 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, and 400 mM sucrose and tested their ability to discriminate these from lower concentrations of this carbohydrate. The just noticeable differences (JNDs), expressed as… CONTINUE READING