What wild primates know about resources: opening up the black box

  title={What wild primates know about resources: opening up the black box},
  author={Charles H Janson and Richard Byrne},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
We present the theoretical and practical difficulties of inferring the cognitive processes involved in spatial movement decisions of primates and other animals based on studies of their foraging behavior in the wild. Because the possible cognitive processes involved in foraging are not known a priori for a given species, some observed spatial movements could be consistent with a large number of processes ranging from simple undirected search processes to strategic goal-oriented travel. Two… CONTINUE READING

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