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Title: Which Primates Recognize Themselves in Mirrors?
Authors: Anderson, James
Gallup, Jr Gordon G
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Issue Date: 1-Mar-2011
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: Anderson J & Gallup Jr GG (2011) Which Primates Recognize Themselves in Mirrors?, PLoS Biology, 9 (3), p. e1001024.
Abstract: Interest in the comparative study of mirror self-recognition persists because of the implications for self-awareness and the possibility of a cognitive divide among primates. Evidence from many studies carried out over 40 years shows that humans and great apes are distinguished from other nonhuman primates by their capacity for self-recognition. We review some recent developments in the field, with critical reference to claims that monkeys show self-recognition. Focusing on methodological issues, we conclude that there is no compelling evidence for mirror self-recognition in any non-ape primate species.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Citation: Anderson JR, Gallup GG Jr (2011) Which Primates Recognize Themselves in Mirrors? PLoS Biol 9(3): e1001024. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001024; Copyright: © 2011 Anderson, Gallup Jr. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Affiliation: Psychology
State University of New York at Albany

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