Animal cognition

Monkeys pass the mirror test

Koji Toda, Michael L. Platt

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Abstract

A new study finds that rhesus monkeys display self-recognition behaviors toward a mirror after multimodal sensory-motor training. This finding closes a prior gap in the evolutionary continuity of animal cognition and opens new frontiers for exploring the neurobiological basis of self-awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R64-R66
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Macaca mulatta
cognition
Cognition
Haplorhini
monkeys
Mirrors
Animals
testing
Recognition (Psychology)

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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Animal cognition : Monkeys pass the mirror test. / Toda, Koji; Platt, Michael L.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. R64-R66.

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Toda, Koji ; Platt, Michael L. / Animal cognition : Monkeys pass the mirror test. In: Current Biology. 2015 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. R64-R66.
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