Do bonobos say NO by shaking their head?
Schneider, C., Call, Josep and Liebal, Katja 2010. Do bonobos say NO by shaking their head? Primates. 51 (3), pp. 199-202.
|Authors||Schneider, C., Call, Josep and Liebal, Katja|
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.
|Keywords||communication; bonobos; pan paniscus|
|Journal citation||51 (3), pp. 199-202|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-010-0198-2|
|01 Jul 2010|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||30 Sep 2013|
|Copyright information||The final publication is available at link.springer.com|
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