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Author Lemasson, A.; Koda, H.; Kato, A.; Oyakawa, C.; Blois-Heulin, C.; Masataka, N.
Title Influence of sound specificity and familiarity on Japanese macaques' (Macaca fuscata) auditory laterality Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Behavioural Brain Research Abbreviated Journal Behav. Brain. Res.
Volume 208 Issue 1 Pages 286-289
Keywords Auditory processing; Hemispheric specialisation; Specificity; Familiarity; Head-turn paradigm; Macaque
Abstract Despite attempts to generalise the left hemisphere-speech association of humans to animal communication, the debate remains open. More studies on primates are needed to explore the potential effects of sound specificity and familiarity. Familiar and non-familiar nonhuman primate contact calls, bird calls and non-biological sounds were broadcast to Japanese macaques. Macaques turned their heads preferentially towards the left (right hemisphere) when hearing conspecific or familiar primates supporting hemispheric specialisation. Our results support the role of experience in brain organisation and the importance of social factors to understand laterality evolution.
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Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ Serial 5081
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