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Foraging Cognition in Nonhuman Primates

Klaus Zuberbühler and Karline Janmaat

in Primate Neuroethology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reviews recent studies of primate foraging behavior in the wild. It suggests that the information processing problems primates encounter in foraging, particularly searching for ripe ... More


Introduction

Nicolas Langlitz

in Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691204284
eISBN:
9780691204260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204284.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a background of the ensuing controversy over chimpanzee culture. Japanese and Euro-American primatologists have come to question whether humans are the only ... More


Functional Architecture of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Monkeys and Humans

Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic and Hoi-Chung Leung

in Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195134971
eISBN:
9780199864157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter argues that findings from neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are essential for a comprehensive understanding of the structure of executive ... More


Constraints in Primate Vocal Production

Kurt Hammerschmidt and Julia Fischer

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents additional perspectives on vocalization capabilities in primates. It concentrates on a series of studies that have explored the vocal ontogeny of nonhuman primates and ... More


Primate Social Reciprocity and the Origin of Gratitude

Kristin E. Bonnie and Frans B. M. de Waal

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the social reciprocity of gratitude in nonhuman primates, specifically chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys. It describes how these animals show gratitude and how gratitude could be ... More


Seeing What Is Not There: Illusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective

Kazuo Fujita

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses three aspects of visual perception in nonhuman primates (rhesus monkeys and chimpanzees) and birds (pigeons). The first ... More


What Is Challenging About Tool Use? The Capuchin's Perspective

Elisabetta Visalberghi and Dorothy Fragaszy

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Tool use has been linked to intelligence; the emergence of tools in human history is thought to reflect the evolution of human intelligence. Apart ... More


Differential Behavioral Ecology: The Structure, Life History, and Evolution of Primate Personality

Alexander Weiss and Mark J. Adams

in Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Nonhuman primates are ideal subjects for studies that link approaches from differential psychology and behavioral ecology. This chapter examines personality studies in nonhuman primates and ... More


Contextually Flexible Communication in Nonhuman Primates

Charles T. Snowdon

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter outlines the critically important literature on primate vocalization. It highlights that while primates are limited in flexibility of vocal production, they are more flexible in usage of ... More


Neuroethology of Attention in Primates

Stephen V. Shepherd and Michael L. Platt

in Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0258
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses studies that combine ethological and psychophysical approaches that extensively probe the mechanisms of attention in both human and nonhuman primates. It investigates patterns ... More


The role of translocation in primate conservation

Benjamin B. Beck

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703389
eISBN:
9780191824067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Humans have translocated thousands of nonhuman primates for conservation, welfare, economic, political, aesthetic, religious, and scientific reasons. Translocations that are intended to promote ... More


Is Human Prosocial Behavior Unique?: Insights and New Questions From Nonhuman Primates

Lindsey A. Drayton and Laurie R. Santos

in Positive Neuroscience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199977925
eISBN:
9780190608972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977925.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Recent positive neuroscience research suggests that brain regions associated with rewarding outcomes are activated not only when rewarding events happen to us but also when rewarding events happen to ... More


On the Different Origins of Symbols and Grammar

Michael Tomasello

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter emphasises the role of psychology in language evolution, but claims that it was the separate evolution of capacities for using symbols and grammar (that is, syntactic structure) that ... More


What Are the Uniquely Human Components of the Language Faculty?

Marc D. Hauser and W. Tecumseh Fitch

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking a biologist's perspective on language evolution, this chapter advocates the use of a comparative method for exploring the various other components that make up the human language ability. It ... More


The Evolving Mirror System: A Neural Basis for Language Readiness

Michael A. Arbib

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter outlines a language evolution perspective based on comparison with nonhuman primates, but with a focus on brain anatomy. It argues that biological evolution resulted in a number of ... More


Evolutionary Depth of Human Brain Language Areas

Patrick J. Gannon

in The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0037
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter compares indicators of human language areas to nonhuman primates. It analyzes the evolutionary origin of language and any signs of asymmetry in language areas, such as the leftward ... More


Studies of Uncertainty Monitoring and Metacognition in Animals and Humans

J. David Smith

in The Missing Link in Cognition: Origins of self-reflective consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195161564
eISBN:
9780199848386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161564.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter investigates episodic memory in a nonhuman primate. The subject for this analysis was a circus gorilla named King, who used symbols to identify several foods and to name several of his ... More


Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie J. Lesnik

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056999
eISBN:
9780813053776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056999.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Edible Insects and Human Evolution, Julie Lesnik investigates insects in the human diet from an evolutionary perspective. In May of 2013, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ... More


Motor Control, Speech, and the Evolution of Human Language

Philip Lieberman

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter emphasises the importance of speech production in language evolution. A wide range of neuropsychological and neurophysiological data relevant to explaining the evolution of language are ... More


The Faces Monkeys Make

Eliza Bliss-Moreau and Gilda Moadab

in The Science of Facial Expression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190613501
eISBN:
9780190613525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190613501.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In the 140-plus years since Darwin popularized the study of nonhuman animal emotion, interest in the emotional lives of nonhuman animals has expanded rapidly. On the basis of Darwin’s anecdotal ... More


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