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Unit of Cognitive Primatology & Primate Center

Our aim is to understand the processes by which primates acquire and process information coming from physical and social stimuli.

We study capuchin monkeys' behaviour and cognition both in our Primate Center in Rome and in our field site in Brasil (EthoCebus Project)

Parole chiave:
  • cognition;
  • curiosity-driven learning;
  • intertemporal choice;
  • reciprocation;
  • social dynamics;
  • time discounting;
  • tool use;
  • visual perception
Coordinatore: 
Gabriele Schino.

Profilo

The comparative study of behavior and cognition in human and nonhuman primates enables to better understand developmental, cognitive and adaptive processes in the different species. The comparative study of cognition and behavior also allows further insight into major switching points in the phylogeny of primates. We put special emphasis on examining the processes by which primates acquire and process information coming from physical and social stimuli. In particular, we examine what kind of information is picked up, what factors facilitate acquisition of new behaviors, and the cognitive and social processes underlying the transmission of new behaviors in nonhuman primates. Finally, we compare our findings with related ones in the child literature.

Persone

Coordinatore

Gabriele Schino
Ricercatore

Ricercatores

Ricercatore
Ricercatore
Ricercatore
Ricercatore

Student&PhDs

Student&PhD

UNUSEDs

Persone ISTCs

Persone ISTC
Persone ISTC

Technicians

Technician

Technical Staff

Pubblicazioni


Articoli

   2018
Carducci P., Schwing R., Huber L., Truppa V. Tactile information improves visual object discrimination in kea, Nestor notabilis, and capuchin monkeys, Sapajus spp. In: Animal Behaviour, vol. 135 pp. 199 - 207. Elsevier, 2018.  image   image

Progetti

Dom, 01/07/2007 - Giov, 01/07/2010
Dom, 01/10/2006 - Mer, 31/03/2010
Mar, 01/01/2008 - Mer, 31/12/2008
Sab, 01/12/2007 - Dom, 30/11/2008
Ven, 01/07/2005 - Ven, 30/06/2006
Mar, 01/01/2002 - Ven, 31/12/2004
Giov, 01/01/2004 - Ven, 31/12/2004