Vicarious learning from human models in monkeys.

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Rossella Falcone; Emiliano Brunamonti; Aldo Genovesio;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040283, pmc: PMC3388051
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Cognitive Psychology | Animal Behavior | Neuroscience | Mental Health | Medicine | Learning | Q | R | Evolutionary Biology | Learning and Memory | Psychology | Social Psychology | Science | Behavioral Neuroscience
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We examined whether monkeys can learn by observing a human model, through vicarious learning. Two monkeys observed a human model demonstrating an object–reward association and consuming food found underneath an object. The monkeys observed human models as they solved mo... View more
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