A Concept of Value during Experimental Exchange in Brown Capuchin Monkeys, Cebus apella

Monkeys were given a series of three tests to evaluate their ability to associate tokens with food, their responses were examined in a barter situation in which tokens were either limited or unlimited

Sarah F. Brosnan

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • We evaluated the response of brown capuchin monkeys to two differentially valued tokens in an experimental exchange situation akin to a simple barter
  • Monkeys were given a series of three tests to evaluate their ability to associate tokens with food, their responses were examined in a barter situation in which tokens were either limited or unlimited
  • Capuchins did not perform barter in the typical sense, returning the tokens which were associated with the reward

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