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Association of food location with biological cues in the macaque monkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15247514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many animal species including humans are endowed with the ability to use biological cues and can extract information by observing other individuals. This study explored whether the macaque monkey could use biological cue to find a hidden target. When the experimenter hid food in one hand and crossed and uncrossed hands quickly, the monkey had no difficulty in finding the food and correctly reached for the baited hand. However, when the food was hidden in one of two cups and the cups were shuffled, the monkey could correctly select the baited cup only at an equal level of luck. These results indicate that the macaque monkey could associate the location of food with a biological cue better than a non-biological cue and keep it in memory when the target was unseen.
Hidetoshi Ishibashi; Mari Kumashiro; Atsushi Iriki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Keio journal of medicine     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0022-9717     ISO Abbreviation:  Keio J Med     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-12     Completed Date:  2004-08-10     Revised Date:  2008-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376354     Medline TA:  Keio J Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Cognitive Neurobiology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal*
Space Perception*
Time Factors
Visual Perception*

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