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Title: Picture perception and recognition in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus)
Author: Marriott, B. M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3619 2890
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1976
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Behavioral and looking responses, and habituation of the responses, of wild-born, captive squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) to a variety of pictorial stimuli are described. The experiments were conducted using a free-viewing technique in the animals' home cage. Responses were highest to pictures of predators and prey, with lowered responses to eye-like schemata and non-associative stimuli, such as random shapes. Response habituation occurred with stimulus repetition. The data indicate that: (1) picture perception occurs; (2) certain classes of stimuli produce meaningful perceptions; (3) recognition of familiar pictorial stimuli; and (4) perception of specific stimulus features in feral squirrel monkeys.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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