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Cued repetition of self-directed behaviors in macaques (Macaca nemestrina)

Citation
Paukner A, Anderson J, Donaldson D & Ferrari PF (2007) Cued repetition of self-directed behaviors in macaques (Macaca nemestrina), Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 33 (2), pp. 139-147.

Abstract
Two macaques were trained to perform three self-directed behaviors on signal, and to repeat behaviors after a ‘repeat’ signal. The cognitive processes underlying the monkeys’ repeat performance were evaluated using multiple repetitions of the repeat signal, extended delay periods between target behavior and repeat signal, and by transferring the repeat signal to novel behaviors. The monkeys appear to have used representations of their own past behaviors as a basis for repetition performance, but they mostly failed to correctly repeat target behaviors after extended delays and during transfer tasks. Implications for episodic memory abilities are discussed.

Keywords
pigtailed macaques; self-directed behavior; repeat signal; internal stimulus; episodic memory

Subject headings
Macaques Behavior; Behavior, Animal

StatusPublished
AuthorsPaukner Annika, Anderson James, Donaldson David, Ferrari Pier F
Publication date04/2007
URLhttp://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/0097-7403.33.2.139
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
ISSN 0097-7403
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes: Volume 33, Issue 2 (2007-04)

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