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Responses of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) to naturalistic and experimentally presented food-associated calls.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15584776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the context of foraging, many animal species produce specific calls that attract others. Researchers hypothesize that these vocalizations function to inform others about food; however, few studies have investigated whether food-associated calls alone are sufficient to cause individuals to respond as if they have been informed about food. Playback experiments on white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) investigated whether listeners could infer the presence of food merely by hearing food-associated calls. Recipients looked significantly longer toward the call source and approached the speaker more often after hearing food-associated calls, as compared with control calls. Because these responses are not indicative of feeding, it is unclear whether listeners associated the calls with food. Nonetheless, these responses, specific to food-associated calls, may increase individuals' chances of finding food.
Authors:
Julie Gros-Louis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983)     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0735-7036     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comp Psychol     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-08     Completed Date:  2005-04-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309850     Medline TA:  J Comp Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  396-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 APA, all rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. jgroslou@indiana.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acoustic Stimulation*
Animal Communication*
Animals
Cebus
Feeding Behavior*
Female
Food*
Food Preferences
Male
Time Factors
Vocalization, Animal

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