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Title: Do rhesus monkeys recognize themselves in mirrors?
Authors: Anderson, James
Gallup, Jr Gordon G
Contact Email: j.r.anderson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: self-recognition
mirror
great apes
monkeys
rhesus
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Anderson J & Gallup Jr GG (2011) Do rhesus monkeys recognize themselves in mirrors?, American Journal of Primatology, 73 (7), pp. 603-606.
Abstract: Self-recognition continues to attract attention because of the evidence of a striking difference between the great apes and humans, on the one hand, and all other primates; the former are capable of self-recognition, whereas no compelling evidence exists for prosimians, monkeys, or lesser apes. This is in spite of numerous attempts to facilitate mirror self-recognition in other primates. Although all previous attempts to find self-recognition in rhesus macaques have failed, a recent article [Rajala et al., PLoS One 9:e12865, 2010] claimed the opposite-that adult male rhesus monkeys did recognize their own image in a mirror. We critically examine this claim, and conclude that the article fails to provide acceptable evidence for self-recognition in rhesus monkeys.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/15644
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajp.20950
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Affiliation: Psychology
State University of New York at Albany

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