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dc.contributor.authorJanmaat, Karline R.L.
dc.contributor.authorde Guinea, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorCollet, Julien
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Richard W.
dc.contributor.authorRobira, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorvan Loon, Emiel
dc.contributor.authorJang, Haneul
dc.contributor.authorBiro, Dora
dc.contributor.authorRamos-Fernández, Gabriel
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Cody
dc.contributor.authorPresotto, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorAllritz, Matthias
dc.contributor.authorAlavi, Shauhin
dc.contributor.authorVan Belle, Sarie
dc.identifier.citationJanmaat , K R L , de Guinea , M , Collet , J , Byrne , R W , Robira , B , van Loon , E , Jang , H , Biro , D , Ramos-Fernández , G , Ross , C , Presotto , A , Allritz , M , Alavi , S & Van Belle , S 2021 , ' Using natural travel paths to infer and compare primate cognition in the wild ' , iScience , vol. 24 , no. 4 , 102343 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 273886585
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 8d55f28e-328a-40e7-a37d-d2ccfa274322
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:AEB0D156CB53F9A0F495CA911ED2DFAF
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9862-9373/work/92775118
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85105301640
dc.description.abstractWithin comparative psychology, the evolution of animal cognition is typically studied either by comparing indirect measures of cognitive abilities (e.g., relative brain size) across many species or by conducting batteries of decision-making experiments among (typically) a few captive species. Here, we propose a third, complementary approach: inferring and comparing cognitive abilities through observational field records of natural information gradients and the associated variation in decision-making outcomes, using the ranging behavior of wild animals. To demonstrate the feasibility of our proposal, we present the results of a global survey assessing the availability of long-term ranging data sets from wild primates and the willingness of primatologists to share such data. We explore three ways in which such ranging data, with or without the associated behavioral and ecological data often collected by primatologists, might be used to infer and compare spatial cognition. Finally, we suggest how ecological complexity may be best incorporated into comparative analyses.
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
dc.subjectBiological Sciencesen
dc.subjectCognitive Neuroscienceen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.titleUsing natural travel paths to infer and compare primate cognition in the wilden
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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