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dc.contributor.authorEury, Allison Howard
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:58:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:58:56Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.othereury_allison_h_201012_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/eury_allison_h_201012_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26888
dc.description.abstractNon-human primates have demonstrated a preference for efficient route choices in the wild and in simulated foraging experiments. This experiment tested the preferences of two adult male capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) for efficient route choices while stationary using a joystick-controlled laser pointer apparatus. In Experiment 1, subjects were presented with two identical food items in Egocentric (one item nearer to the subject) or Allocentric (both items equidistant from the subject) conditions with the laser dot between the food items. One subject demonstrated an Egocentric bias, preferring the item closest to himself even when this was not the most efficient choice. The other subject did not always demonstrate this Egocentric bias. In Experiment 2, subjects directed the laser dot at three identical food items in Egocentric and Allocentric conditions. Subjects did not demonstrate a clear Egocentric bias in Experiment 2, and did not significantly prefer the most efficient route to retrieve all three foods.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTraveling Salesman Problem
dc.subjectRoute Choice
dc.subjectCebus
dc.subjectSpatial Cognition
dc.subjectEgocentric
dc.subjectAllocentric
dc.titleThe choice efficiency of capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) in a laser pointer traveling salesman problem task
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorIrwin Bernstein
dc.description.committeeIrwin Bernstein
dc.description.committeeDorothy Fragaszy
dc.description.committeeRené Bobe


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