Poster

Emotional Facial Expressions and Working Memory in Capuchin Monkeys

Time and Location
Poster Session I - Board: I-068
Thursday May 22, 2008, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Maria Clotilde H. Tavares
University of Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil

Arianna Marchetti
University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy

Armida d'Onofrio
University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy

Carina T. Abreu
University of Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil

Antonella Gasbarri
University of L'Aquila, Italy

Carlos Tomaz
University of Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil

Abstract
Non-human primates represent important models for the study of emotion. We developed a pool of pictures of capuchin monkey facial expressions, to examine whether working memory benefits from emotional expressiveness in delayed-non-matching-to-sample task. Our data indicate the possible usefulness of this paradigm to investigate emotional working memory in non-human primates.

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Shelly E. Taylor