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Primate Neuroethology$
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Michael Platt and Asif Ghazanfar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326598

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.001.0001

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Foraging Cognition in Nonhuman Primates

Foraging Cognition in Nonhuman Primates

(p.64) Chapter 4 Foraging Cognition in Nonhuman Primates
Primate Neuroethology

Klaus Zuberbühler

Karline Janmaat

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews recent studies of primate foraging behavior in the wild. It suggests that the information processing problems primates encounter in foraging, particularly searching for ripe edible fruits, may have provided the impetus for the evolution of enhanced cognitive skills such as cognitive mapping and forecasting the ripeness of fruits based on the recent history of weather.

Keywords:   Nonhuman Primates, primate foraging behavior, information processing problems, cognitive mapping, cognitive skills

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