Species-specific perceptual processing of vocal sounds by monkeys

S. R. Zoloth, M. R. Petersen, M. D. Beecher, Steven Green, P. Marler, D. B. Moody, W. Stebbins

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Abstract

Monkeys of four species were trained to discriminate between sets of natural tonal calls of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) by the position of a frequency-inflection peak or by initial pitch. The Japanese macaques consistently performed best on peak position and the other species on pitch. The results imply special strategies for perceptual processing of vocal sounds and suggest parallels with human speech perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-873
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume204
Issue number4395
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979

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Zoloth, S. R., Petersen, M. R., Beecher, M. D., Green, S., Marler, P., Moody, D. B., & Stebbins, W. (1979). Species-specific perceptual processing of vocal sounds by monkeys. Science, 204(4395), 870-873.

Species-specific perceptual processing of vocal sounds by monkeys. / Zoloth, S. R.; Petersen, M. R.; Beecher, M. D.; Green, Steven; Marler, P.; Moody, D. B.; Stebbins, W.

In: Science, Vol. 204, No. 4395, 01.12.1979, p. 870-873.

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Zoloth, SR, Petersen, MR, Beecher, MD, Green, S, Marler, P, Moody, DB & Stebbins, W 1979, 'Species-specific perceptual processing of vocal sounds by monkeys', Science, vol. 204, no. 4395, pp. 870-873.
Zoloth SR, Petersen MR, Beecher MD, Green S, Marler P, Moody DB et al. Species-specific perceptual processing of vocal sounds by monkeys. Science. 1979 Dec 1;204(4395):870-873.
Zoloth, S. R. ; Petersen, M. R. ; Beecher, M. D. ; Green, Steven ; Marler, P. ; Moody, D. B. ; Stebbins, W. / Species-specific perceptual processing of vocal sounds by monkeys. In: Science. 1979 ; Vol. 204, No. 4395. pp. 870-873.
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