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Pant-grunts in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): the vocal development of a social signal
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis,
While the gestural communication of apes is widely recognised as intentional and flexible, their vocal communication still remains considered as mostly genetically determined and emotionally bound. Trying to limit the ...
Vocal communication in bonobos (Pan paniscus) : studies in the contexts of feeding and sex
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06) - Thesis,
Despite having being discovered nearly 80 years ago, bonobos (Pan paniscus) are still one of the least well understood of the great apes, largely remaining in the shadow of their better known cousins, the chimpanzees (Pan ...
Dissection of observational learning among chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and children (Homo sapiens)
(University of St Andrews, 2008-01) - Thesis,
In the wild, a variety of inter-group behavioural differences have been reported for chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and it has been suggested that these may have resulted from social learning. To determine whether chimpanzees ...
Factors shaping social learning in chimpanzees
(University of St Andrews, 2018-06-29) - Thesis,
Culture is an important means by which both human and non-human animals transmit useful behaviours between individuals and generations. Amongst animals, chimpanzees live particularly varied cultural lives. However, the ...
Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) gaze following in the informed forager paradigm : analysis with cross correlations
(University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis,
I tested two pairs of captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in the informed forager paradigm: a subordinate saw the location of hidden bait, and then searched with a naïve dominant. This paradigm has tested what subjects ...
Gestural communication in wild chimpanzees
(University of St Andrews, 2012-06-21) - Thesis,
Great ape gesture is an elaborate, flexible system of intentional communication. It has been suggested that human language originated in gesture, thus, the gestural communication of great apes is of great interest for ...