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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

10

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 61-68

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2004

Abstract

Episodic-like memory for the "where" component of unique events was examined in an adult gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). The gorilla witnessed a unique event, performed by an experimenter (e.g. watching an experimenter blow bubbles) at one of three locations surrounding his enclosure. After a 4 to 17 minute retention interval, a tester presented the gorilla with photographs of the three locations, which were mounted on wooden cards, and asked the gorilla where the event had occurred. The gorilla communicated his choice by handing a card to the tester and was rewarded if correct. The gorilla was significantly above chance at identifying the event location. Results suggest that the gorilla was not responding on the basis of familiarity by choosing the most recently visited location, but choosing the location where the event occurred.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

8 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 10 no. 1 & 2 2004

Rights

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