Research shows reciprocity an important component of prosocial behavior
While exchanging favors with others, humans tend to think in terms of tit-for-tat, an assumption easily extended to other animals. As a result, reciprocity is often viewed as a cognitive feat requiring memory, perhaps even ...
Nanomedicine: Quantum dots appear safe in pioneering study on primates
A pioneering study to gauge the toxicity of quantum dots in primates has found the tiny crystals to be safe over a one-year period, a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases ...
See Dan read: Baboons can learn to spot real words
Dan the baboon sits in front of a computer screen. The letters BRRU pop up. With a quick and almost dismissive tap, the monkey signals it's not a word. Correct. Next comes, ITCS. Again, not a word. Finally ...
Pregnant gelada monkeys abort when new male enters group
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pregnant female geladas show an unusually high rate of miscarriage the day after the dominant male in their group is replaced by a new male, a new University of Michigan study indicates.
Monkeys with larger friend networks have more gray matter
Programmer has fun with monkeys typing Shakespeare theory
Funding for nonhuman primate research questioned
Rhesus monkeys have a form of self awareness not previously attributed to them
In the first study of its kind in an animal species that has not passed a critical test of self-recognition, cognitive psychologist Justin J. Couchman of the University at Buffalo has demonstrated that rhesus ...
Male New World monkeys attract females by washing in urine
Monkeys demonstrate self-awareness in computer game
Scientists discover gene regulation mechanism unique to primates
Scientists have discovered a new way genes are regulated that is unique to primates, including humans and monkeys. Though the human genome all the genes that an individual possesses was sequenced 10 years ago, ...
How chimps, monkeys and humans compare on a level playing field
Scientists find explanation for blindsight
Multitasking is no problem for these brain cells: Individual brain cells can ID both cars and cats
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory found that single brain cells, if confronted with a difficult task, can identify objects as dissimilar as sports cars and dogs.