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dc.contributor.authorAltschul, Drew M.
dc.contributor.authorBeran, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorBohn, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorCall, Josep
dc.contributor.authorDeTroy, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorDuguid, Shona J.
dc.contributor.authorEgelkamp, Crystal L.
dc.contributor.authorFichtel, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Julia
dc.contributor.authorFlessert, Molly
dc.contributor.authorHanus, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorHaun, Daniel B. M.
dc.contributor.authorHaux, Lou M.
dc.contributor.authorHernandez-Aguilar, R. Adriana
dc.contributor.authorHerrmann, Esther
dc.contributor.authorHopper, Lydia M.
dc.contributor.authorJoly, Marine
dc.contributor.authorKano, Fumihiro
dc.contributor.authorKeupp, Stefanie
dc.contributor.authorMelis, Alicia P.
dc.contributor.authorMotes Rodrigo, Alba
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Stephen R.
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Amaro, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorSato, Yutaro
dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorSchweinfurth, Manon Karin
dc.contributor.authorSeed, Amanda Madeleine
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Derry
dc.contributor.authorVoelter, Christoph Johannes
dc.contributor.authorWarren, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorWatzek, Julia
dc.contributor.authoron behalf of Many Primates
dc.identifier.citationAltschul , D M , Beran , M J , Bohn , M , Call , J , DeTroy , S , Duguid , S J , Egelkamp , C L , Fichtel , C , Fischer , J , Flessert , M , Hanus , D , Haun , D B M , Haux , L M , Hernandez-Aguilar , R A , Herrmann , E , Hopper , L M , Joly , M , Kano , F , Keupp , S , Melis , A P , Motes Rodrigo , A , Ross , S R , Sánchez-Amaro , A , Sato , Y , Schmitt , V , Schweinfurth , M K , Seed , A M , Taylor , D , Voelter , C J , Warren , E , Watzek , J & on behalf of Many Primates 2019 , ' Establishing an infrastructure for collaboration in primate cognition research ' , PLoS One , vol. 14 , no. 10 , e0223675 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3867-3003/work/63716553
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8597-8336/work/63716844
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-2066-7892/work/63716966
dc.description.abstractInferring the evolutionary history of cognitive abilities requires large and diverse samples. However, such samples are often beyond the reach of individual researchers or institutions, and studies are often limited to small numbers of species. Consequently, methodological and site-specific-differences across studies can limit comparisons between species. Here we introduce the ManyPrimates project, which addresses these challenges by providing a large-scale collaborative framework for comparative studies in primate cognition. To demonstrate the viability of the project we conducted a case study of short-term memory. In this initial study, we were able to include 176 individuals from 12 primate species housed at 11 sites across Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. All subjects were tested in a delayed-response task using consistent methodology across sites. Individuals could access food rewards by remembering the position of the hidden reward after a 0, 15, or 30-second delay. Overall, individuals performed better with shorter delays, as predicted by previous studies. Phylogenetic analysis revealed a strong phylogenetic signal for short-term memory. Although, with only 12 species, the validity of this analysis is limited, our initial results demonstrate the feasibility of a large, collaborative open-science project. We present the ManyPrimates project as an exciting opportunity to address open questions in primate cognition and behaviour with large, diverse datasets.
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dc.subjectLarge-scale collaborationen
dc.subjectOpen scienceen
dc.subjectShort-term memoryen
dc.subjectDelayed-response tasken
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleEstablishing an infrastructure for collaboration in primate cognition researchen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. ‘Living Links to Human Evolution’ Research Centreen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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