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Percept Mot Skills. 1993 Apr;76(2):563-6.

Emotional behavior during the learning of a contingency task in a chimpanzee.

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  • 1Department of Communication, Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture, Japan.

Abstract

A female chimpanzee's behavior was videotaped during the learning of contingency tasks and used to code her facial expressions, vocal expressions, and other behavior. The chimpanzee showed negative emotional behaviors to negative feedback and seemed to depend not only on the lack of food as reward. The most negative emotional situation for the chimpanzee seemed to be one in which she made an error.

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