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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Cued repetition of self-directed behaviors in macaques (Macaca nemestrina)
Author(s): Paukner, Annika
Anderson, James
Donaldson, David
Ferrari, Pier F
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Keywords: pigtailed macaques
self-directed behavior
repeat signal
internal stimulus
episodic memory
Macaques Behavior
Behavior, Animal
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Date Deposited: 18-Nov-2010
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.
DOI Link: 10.1037/0097-7403.33.2.139
Rights: Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes. Copyright: © American Psychological Association.; This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.

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