de.mpg.escidoc.pubman.appbase.FacesBean
English
 
Help Guide Disclaimer Contact us Login
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

Primate brains in the wild: the sensory bases for social interactions

MPS-Authors
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons83932

Ghazanfar,  AA
Department Physiology of Cognitive Processes, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

Locator
There are no locators available
Fulltext (public)
There are no public fulltexts available
Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Ghazanfar, A. (2004). Primate brains in the wild: the sensory bases for social interactions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 5(8), 603-616. doi:10.1038/nrn1473.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-D815-5
Abstract
Each organism in the animal kingdom has evolved to detect and process a specific set of stimuli in its environment. Studies of an animal's socioecology can help us to identify these stimuli, as well as the natural behavioural responses that they evoke and control. Primates are no exception, but many of our specializations are in the social domain. How did the human brain come to be so exquisitely tuned to social interactions? Only a comparative approach will provide the answer. Behavioural studies are shedding light on the sensory bases for non-human primate social interactions, and data from these studies are paving the way for investigations into the neural bases of sociality.