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Social communication about unpalatable foods in tamarins (Saguinus oedipus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12856784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many monkeys show social facilitation in sampling novel, palatable foods but not in avoiding unpalatable foods. Cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) socially learned to avoid a preferred food when it was made unpalatable but showed no aversion toward a food not made unpalatable. Only 33% sampled unpalatable tuna, and few sampled it again. In 3 of 8 groups, the socially induced aversion was long lasting, at least 15 weeks after food was made palatable again. Potential cues include facial reactions of disgust, alarm-call vocalizations, and reduction in food-associated calls. Behavioral coordination in cooperative infant care, communication about food, and well-established social relationships may explain social avoidance of unpalatable foods in tamarins and the absence of social avoidance in less cooperative species.
Authors:
Charles T Snowdon; Carla Y Boe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983)     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0735-7036     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comp Psychol     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-14     Completed Date:  2004-01-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309850     Medline TA:  J Comp Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 53706-1696, USA. snowdon@wisc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Communication*
Animals
Cues
Discrimination Learning*
Food*
Gestures
Saguinus / psychology*
Social Behavior*
Vocalization, Animal
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
MH 00177/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH 29775/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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