Visual kin recognition and family resemblance in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

Vokey, John R., Rendall, Drew, Tangen, Jason M., Parr, Lisa A. and de Waal, Frans B. M. (2004) Visual kin recognition and family resemblance in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 118 2: 194-199. doi:10.1037/0735-7036.118.2.194

Author Vokey, John R.
Rendall, Drew
Tangen, Jason M.
Parr, Lisa A.
de Waal, Frans B. M.
Title Visual kin recognition and family resemblance in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
Journal name Journal of Comparative Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0735-7036
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0735-7036.118.2.194
Open Access Status
Volume 118
Issue 2
Start page 194
End page 199
Total pages 6
Place of publication Washington, D.C., USA
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Subject 380102 Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language
Abstract The male-offspring biased visual kin recognition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) reported by L. A. Parr and F. B. M. de Waal (1999) was replicated with human (Homo sapiens) participants and a principal components analysis (PCA) of pixel maps of the chimpanzee face photos. With the same original materials and methods, both humans and the PCA produced the same asymmetry in kin recognition as found with the chimpanzees. The PCA suggested that the asymmetry was a function of differences in the distribution of global characteristics associated with the framing of the faces in the son and daughter test sets. Eliminating potential framing biases, either by cropping the photos tightly to the faces or by rebalancing the recognition foils, eliminated the asymmetry but not human participants' ability to recognize chimpanzee kin.
Keyword Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Genetical Evolution
Q-Index Code C1

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