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Luciana Massaro

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luciana.massaro@istc.cnr.it
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+39 06 3221437
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Via Aldrovandi 16B - 00197 Roma

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Position: 
Research Fellow
Keywords:
  • Factors affecting tool use in wild bearded capuchin (Cebus libidinosus);

Research

Factors affecting tool use in wild bearded capuchins (Cebus libidinosus). Contemporary optimization models in behaviour suggest animals in different foraging situations act to optimize benefits of foraging and minimize costs. In the case of nut-cracking by wild bearded capuchins, lifting the heavy stone and striking the nut may entail costs in several currencies and if the stone is not already at an anvil there are additional costs related to transporting the stone to the anvil. If the monkeys are attentive to any or all of these latter costs, they should act to minimize them during nut-cracking.

Publications


Journal articles

   2012
Massaro L., Liu Q., Visalberghi E., Fragaszy D. Wild bearded capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus) select hammer tools on the basis of both stone mass and distance from the anvil. In: Animal Cognition, vol. 15 (6) pp. 1065 - 1074. Springer, 2012.  image   image
Polizzi Di Sorrentino E., Schino G., Massaro L., Visalberghi E., Aureli F. Between-group hostility affects within-group interactions in tufted capuchin monkeys. In: Animal Behaviour, vol. 83 (2) pp. 445 - 451. Elsevier, 2012.  image   image

Abstracts

   2009
Massaro L., Polizzi Di Sorrentino E., Schino G., Visalberghi E., Aureli F. Visibility between neighbouring groups of capuchin monkeys: influence on intragroup aggression and social relationships. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Federation of Primatologists. Zurich (Switzerland). In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 80 (2) p. 166. , 2009.  image
Polizzi Di Sorrentino E., Massaro L., Schino G., Visalberghi E., Aureli F. Do intergroup interactions influence the nature of intra-group social relationship? An experiment with tufted capuchin monkeys. Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the Italian Primatological Association. Asti (Italy). In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 80 (6) p. 377. , 2009.  image

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