The effect of body orientation on judgments of human visual attention in western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla).

@article{Bania2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of body orientation on judgments of human visual attention in western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla).},
  author={Amanda E. Bania and Erin E. Stromberg},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={82-90}
}
The ability to appreciate the attentional states of others is an important element used in discerning the presence of Theory of Mind in an individual. Whether primates are able to recognize attention, and further, use such information to predict behavior, remains contentious. In this study, six western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) were tested under different conditions that aimed to investigate not only their understanding of what a human experimenter sees, but also what… CONTINUE READING