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Monkey Sense Without Seeing
2013-11-20 08:05:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The human ability to locate and avoid objects in their peripheral field of vision with little more than a sideways glace could also be present in monkeys, according to new research in the journal Animal Cognition. Lau Andersen of the Aarhus University in Denmark and his colleagues trained five adult male rhesus monkeys in order to perform a short-latency, highly stereotyped localization task. They taught the creatures to touch...

Understanding Squirrel Monkeys And Language Musicality
2013-11-13 18:47:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Cognitive biologists at the University of Vienna have found that monkeys have an understanding of the musicality of language. According to the new study, South American squirrel monkeys are sensitive to the simple structural and melodic patterns of language. Language features a particular relationship between syllables, words and musical notes. Understanding the musical and grammatical patterns of language allows people to helps...

Monkey Minds Can Move Virtual Arms
2013-11-09 06:17:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On more than one occasion, redOrbit has reported on work done at the Nicolelis laboratory at the Duke University School of Medicine. Neurobiology professor Miguel Nicolelis has pioneered the field of brain-machine interface (BMI). Previous breakthroughs have included enabling rats to “touch” infrared light and electronically connecting rat brains to create an organic computer. While these, in and of themselves, seem like really...

Snakes Helped Evolution Of High-Quality Vision
2013-10-29 04:52:33

[ Watch the Video: What Do Snakes Have To Do With Vision Evolution? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neuroscientists from Brazil and Japan have found new evidence in support of a theory that that human ancestors developed high-quality vision as a defense mechanism against the threat of snakes. The study, which was published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrated that there are specific nerve cells located in the...

2013-10-26 23:01:27

The compelling television program announces an upcoming segment featuring Grease Monkey™. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 The producers of Net Worth Commerce TV are pleased to announce that the Grease Monkey™ brand of automotive maintenance centers will be featured in an upcoming segment on "Unique Business Concepts, Franchises, and Opportunities" as part of their Today in Business series. Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey International, Inc. is one of the largest...

2013-07-22 23:00:51

2013 Lincoln Center Festival Presents: “Monkey: Journey To The West” in collaboration with Christopher Harrison's Antigravity (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Christopher Harrison’s AntiGravity has a hand in another magnificent Lincoln Center production. Utilizing music, animation and circus arts, the acclaimed Chinese theater and film director Chen Shi-Zheng has staged the epic story of an ancient Buddhist monk's journey in a stage spectacular. Currently playing at the Lincoln Center...

Social Networks Help Monkeys Adapt To New Trends
2013-06-28 05:55:51

[ Watch the Video: Social Networks Shape Monkey 'Culture' Too ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Monkeys with the strongest social networks tend to be 'trendsetters' and early adopters of the latest foraging trends, according to new research published Thursday in journal Current Biology. The researchers, led by Andrew Whiten of the University of St. Andrews, made the discovery by combining social network analysis with more conventional social learning...

Male Monkeys Conform Behavior To Local Customs
2013-04-26 11:42:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Human beings are sophisticated creatures equipped with opposable thumbs and higher brain functions than any of our fellow creatures. Yet as Mike Snow sings, “I´m still an animal,” and many human behaviors and tendencies have been observed in the animal kingdom as well. For instance, our herd-like mentality to follow the crowd and do what those around us are doing has been observed in wild vervet monkeys living in...

Vervet Monkeys Use A Little Patience When Solving Social Dilemmas
2013-03-28 16:21:47

Cell Press People could learn a lot from vervet monkeys. When vervets need to work together, they don't tell each other what to do or punish uncooperative behavior. But according to evidence reported on March 28 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, they do get by, with a little patience. "The vervets show us that tolerance towards group members and patience while others are learning how they can improve things individually can go a long way in solving coordination problems," said...


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Peruvian Spider Monkey, Ateles chamek
2014-04-28 10:03:07

The Peruvian Spider Monkey (Ateles chamek), known also as the Black-Faced Black Spider Monkey, is a species of spider monkey that resides not only in Peru, but also in Bolivia and Brazil. At 2 feet long, they are rather large among the species of monkey, and their strong, prehensile tails can be up to 3 feet long. Unlike many other species of monkey, they have only a vestigial thumb, an adaptation which enables them to travel utilizing brachiation. The Peruvian Spider Monkeys live in groups...

Brown Spider Monkey, Ateles hybridus
2014-04-28 09:58:59

Brown Spider Monkeys have long and thin limbs with their forelimbs being longer than their hind limbs. They also have a distinctive 75 centimeter long flexible and thin prehensile tail which at times acts like a fifth limb. The tip is hairless with ridged skin for better grip. All of these features of their body make it possible for them to climb trees and high elevations, hang and swing from one tree to another without having to lower themselves to the ground frequently. Their hands are...

Northern Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
2014-04-17 13:48:56

The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...

Panamanian Night Monkey, Aotus zonalis
2014-04-11 13:07:14

The Panamanian night monkey (Aotus zonalis), also known as the Chocoan night monkey, is a species of night monkey that can be found in Panama and Chocó in Colombia and it is thought to be found in Costa Rica, although this cannot be confirmed. This species prefers to reside many habitats including coffee plantations and secondary forests. Although it is classified as a distinct species, it is thought that this monkey may be a subspecies of the gray-bellied night monkey. The Panamanian...

White-headed Capuchin, Cebus capucinus
2012-07-13 14:39:09

The white-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is a New World monkey that is native to Central America, as well as the far northwestern area of South America. It is also known as the white-faced capuchin and the white-throated capuchin. Its Central American range includes Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Reports have shown that it may occur in southern Belize and eastern Guatemala, but these reports have not been confirmed. Its South American range is limited to the northwestern area...

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