Do bonobos say NO by shaking their head?

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Schneider, C., Call, Josep and Liebal, Katja 2010. Do bonobos say NO by shaking their head? Primates. 51 (3), pp. 199-202.
AuthorsSchneider, C., Call, Josep and Liebal, Katja
Abstract

Head-shaking gestures are commonly used by African great apes to solicit activities such as play. Here, we report observations of head shaking in four bonobos apparently aimed at preventing the recipient from doing something. This may reflect a primitive precursor of the negatively connoted head-shaking behavior in humans. Further investigations are needed to clarify the preventive function of head shakes and their evolutionary role in the evolution of negation in humans.

Keywordscommunication; bonobos; pan paniscus
JournalPrimates
Journal citation51 (3), pp. 199-202
ISSN1610-7365
0032-8332
Year2010
PublisherSpringer
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-010-0198-2
Publication dates
Print01 Jul 2010
Publication process dates
Deposited30 Sep 2013
Copyright informationThe final publication is available at link.springer.com
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