Navigation Links
Chimpanzees can transmit cultural behavior to multiple 'generations'

e given no instruction or training to open the testing box. Once each individual animal from the first two social groups proved successful, another animal from the same social group was allowed to observe the process before interacting with the testing box. Once the second animal succeeded, another chimpanzee would enter and observe the technique, and so on down the chain. In the two social groups trained to slide or lift the door, the technique used by the original animal was passed to up to six chimpanzees. The chimpanzees in the control group were able to discover both methods through individual exploration, suggesting the exclusive use of a single technique in the non-control groups was due to behavioral transmission from a previous animal.

"The chimpanzees in this study continued using only the technique they observed rather than an alternative method," said Horner. "This finding is particularly remarkable considering the chimpanzees in the control group were able to discover both methods through individual exploration. Clearly, observing one exclusive technique from a previous chimpanzee was sufficient for transmission of behavior along multiple cultural generations."

This research may contribute to a better understanding of how chimpanzees learn complex behaviors in the wild. "By conducting controlled cultural experiments with captive chimpanzees, we are able to learn more about wild population-specific behavioral differences, thought to represent a form of cultural variation," said Horner. "These findings also show great similarity between human and chimpanzee behavior, suggesting cultural learning may be rooted deep within the evolutionary process."Further studies by researchers at the Yerkes-based Living Links Center, established in 1997 to facilitate primate studies that shed light on human behavioral evolution, may expand on these findings by examining the cognitive mechanisms involved in cultural learning and the generational transmis
'"/>

Source:Emory University Health Sciences Center


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Chimpanzees found to use tools to hunt mammalian prey
2. Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
3. Researchers make surprise discovery that some neurons can transmit three signals at once
4. Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified
5. New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners
6. High rates of sexually transmitted infections found in young drug users
7. Neurotransmitters signal aggressive cancer, offer potential for early diagnosis
8. Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds
9. Blood transfusion-transmitted infections: A global perspective
10. Study shows enzyme builds neurotransmitters via newly discovered pathway
11. Low levels of neurotransmitter serotonin may perpetuate child abuse across generations
Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/24/2014)... YORK, NY (July 24, 2014) Scientists at ... Institute are one step closer to creating a ... a patient,s own cells. , For the ... (iPS) cells lines from skin samples of patients ... developed an accelerated protocol to induce these stem ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... NY - July 24, 2014 -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ... the long-term, randomized, active control Phase 3 study of ... phosphate binder, for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients ... study (PhosphatE binding and iRon delivery with FErric CiTrate ... Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ( ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation ... creating a viable cell replacement therapy for multiple ... For the first time, NYSCF scientists generated induced ... of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and ... these stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes, the myelin-forming ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NYSCF scientists one step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients 2Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 2Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 3Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 4NYSCF scientists 1 step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients 2
... provide much higher yield than their homozygous parents. Plant ... and used this effect called heterosis for richer harvests. ... underlying this phenomenon. Researchers at the University of Bonn ... decoded one possible mechanism in corn roots. More genes ...
... are known to be prodigious jumpers on land. Now, researchers ... , a Cell Press publication, have found that the tiny ... water, too. Their secret is a series of spring-loaded, oar-like ... have solved the most difficult task of jumping from the ...
... Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC ) has successfully ... biometric information system (ABIS) for the Australian Department of ... period to enable testing and refinement of analytical techniques ... the requirements for a future biometrics information management solution. ...
Cached Biology News:Corn: Many active genes - high yield 2Corn: Many active genes - high yield 3Pygmy mole crickets don't just walk on water, they jump on it 2Northrop Grumman Delivers Australian Automated Biometric Information System Trial Proof of Concept 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 WABC Radio ... Your Pet with Lorry Young will be hosting California-based ... talk about stem cell therapy in pets. Dr. Harman ... benefits of stem cell therapy for pets suffering from osteoarthritis ... the Regenerative Veterinary Medicine industry forward. , Young has invited ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... The Conferee Networking committee is pleased ... Networking. These two-hour sessions provide a unique networking opportunity ... problems, discuss new techniques, or brainstorm new ideas in ... topic for consideration is August 31, 2014, and instructions ... Networking committee will review the topics, and status notifications ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Lawrence Livermore scientists Charles Westbrook and William Pitz ... The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds ." , Westbrook ... were identified by analyzing citation data over the last ... work (2002-2012 and 2012-2013). The two were selected from ... , "This recognition is a great honor for Charlie ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ... development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for ... announced financial results for the period ended June 30, ... , Reported cash and cash equivalents totaling $37.4 million ... 31, 2013.  , Reported a net loss of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Robert J. Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc. to Join New York Radio Host Lorry Young in Upcoming Episode of A “Paws” For Your Pet 2Robert J. Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc. to Join New York Radio Host Lorry Young in Upcoming Episode of A “Paws” For Your Pet 3Pittcon 2015 Announces Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions 2Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 2Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 3Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 4Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 2Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 3Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 4Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 5Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 6
... , , , , ... Primer anneal. temp. , Sensitivity , Specifi- , ... Tolerance , of non- , specific RNA , ... of serum components , Carry-over , prevention ...
... amplification of up to 3 kb genomic , DNA targets Cat. No. 1 647 679 ... 647 687 4 x 250 units (1 unit/l) , Cat. No. 1 146 165 100 ... Cat. No. 1 418 432 4 x 250 units (5 units/l) , ... 1 435 094 20 x 250 units (5 units/l) , , , , ...
... , Explore New Horizons in Amplification Yield, , ... High Yield, Accuracy, and the Prevention , of Carry-Over Contamination ... Roche Applied Science, which pioneered the blending , ... Long Template PCR Systems, now introduces the Expand High FidelityPLUS PCR , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Reverse transcriptases suitable for one-step RT-PCRb 2Taq DNA Polymerase 2Taq DNA Polymerase 3Expand High FidelityPLUS PCR System 2Expand High FidelityPLUS PCR System 3
Tube-O-DIALYZER Floats, small....
Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus...
Ezrin/Radixin/Moesin Antibody...
Rabbit polyclonal to Survivin DEx3 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 332 SwissProtID: O15392...
Biology Products: