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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Experiments suggest dogs and monkeys have a human-like sense of morality

Bob Yirka
Originally posted February 15, 2017

A team of researchers from Kyoto University has found that dogs and capuchin monkeys watch how humans interact with one another and react less positively to those that are less willing to help or share. In their paper published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, the team describes a series of experiments they carried out with several dogs and capuchin monkeys and what they discovered about both species social preferences.

The article is here.

Target Article:

James R. Anderson et al, Third-party social evaluations of humans by monkeys and dogs, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (2017).
DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.003