Testing for anticipation of partners' reciprocity and other social parameters: An experimental approach in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus).

@article{Borgeaud2018TestingFA,
  title={Testing for anticipation of partners' reciprocity and other social parameters: An experimental approach in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus).},
  author={Christ{\`e}le Borgeaud and Redouan Bshary},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={
          464-472
        }
}
It has been suggested that social challenges in group-living species in which individuals maintain long-term relationships select for advanced cognitive processes. A key challenge for testing this hypothesis is to design experiments that allow the assessment of animals' knowledge of conspecifics and how they use that information to their own advantage. Here, we present data on wild vervets using an experimental paradigm that induced a competitive context. After training females to obtain food… CONTINUE READING

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