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Title: Do rhesus monkeys recognize themselves in mirrors?
Author(s): Anderson, James
Gallup, Jr Gordon G
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Keywords: self-recognition
great apes
Issue Date: Jul-2011
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.
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