Klaus Zuberbuhler

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Affiliation: University of St Andrews
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Campbell's monkeys use affixation to alter call meaning
    Karim Ouattara
    Laboratoire EthoS Ethologie Animale et Humaine, UMR 6552 CNRS, Universite de Rennes 1, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France
    PLoS ONE 4:e7808. 2009
  2. pmc Female chimpanzees use copulation calls flexibly to prevent social competition
    Simon W Townsend
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 3:e2431. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Leopard predation and primate evolution
    Klaus Zuberbuhler
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    J Hum Evol 43:873-86. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Functionally referential communication in a chimpanzee
    Katie E Slocombe
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Curr Biol 15:1779-84. 2005
  5. pmc Social learning of vocal structure in a nonhuman primate?
    Alban Lemasson
    Ethologie Animale et Humaine, UMR CNRS, Universite de Rennes, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France
    BMC Evol Biol 11:362. 2011
  6. pmc Community-specific evaluation of tool affordances in wild chimpanzees
    Thibaud Gruber
    School of Psychology, University St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9JP, Scotland, United Kingdom Budongo Conservation Field Station, Masindi, Uganda
    Sci Rep 1:128. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Socially meaningful vocal plasticity in adult Campbell's monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli)
    Alban Lemasson
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ethologie Ecologie Evolution, Universite de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
    J Comp Psychol 119:220-9. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Context-related call combinations in female Diana monkeys
    Agnès Candiotti
    Universite de Rennes, Laboratoire EthoS Ethologie Animale et Humaine, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France
    Anim Cogn 15:327-39. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Speed of call delivery is related to context and caller identity in Campbell's monkey males
    Alban Lemasson
    Ethologie Animale et Humaine, U M R 6552 C N R S, Universite de Rennes 1, Station Biologique, 35380, Paimpont, France
    Naturwissenschaften 97:1023-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Language evolution: semantic combinations in primate calls
    Kate Arnold
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9JP, UK
    Nature 441:303. 2006

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  1. pmc Campbell's monkeys use affixation to alter call meaning
    Karim Ouattara
    Laboratoire EthoS Ethologie Animale et Humaine, UMR 6552 CNRS, Universite de Rennes 1, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France
    PLoS ONE 4:e7808. 2009
    ..We concluded that, when referring to specific external events, non-human primates can generate meaningful acoustic variation during call production that is functionally equivalent to suffixation in human language...
  2. pmc Female chimpanzees use copulation calls flexibly to prevent social competition
    Simon W Townsend
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 3:e2431. 2008
    ..Competition between females can be dangerously high in wild chimpanzees, and our results indicate that females use their copulation calls strategically to minimise the risks associated with such competition...
  3. ncbi request reprint Leopard predation and primate evolution
    Klaus Zuberbuhler
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    J Hum Evol 43:873-86. 2002
    ..We discuss these findings in light of some recent experimental data and suggest that the principal effect of leopard predation has been on primates' cognitive evolution...
  4. ncbi request reprint Functionally referential communication in a chimpanzee
    Katie E Slocombe
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Curr Biol 15:1779-84. 2005
    ..We suggest that these findings give support to the vocal rather than gestural theories of language evolution...
  5. pmc Social learning of vocal structure in a nonhuman primate?
    Alban Lemasson
    Ethologie Animale et Humaine, UMR CNRS, Universite de Rennes, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France
    BMC Evol Biol 11:362. 2011
    ..Specifically, it has been difficult to rule out explanations based on genetic relatedness, suggesting that such vocal flexibility may not be the result of social learning...
  6. pmc Community-specific evaluation of tool affordances in wild chimpanzees
    Thibaud Gruber
    School of Psychology, University St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9JP, Scotland, United Kingdom Budongo Conservation Field Station, Masindi, Uganda
    Sci Rep 1:128. 2011
    ..Culture appears to shape how chimpanzees see the world, suggesting that a cognitive component underlies the observed behavioural patterns...
  7. ncbi request reprint Socially meaningful vocal plasticity in adult Campbell's monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli)
    Alban Lemasson
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ethologie Ecologie Evolution, Universite de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
    J Comp Psychol 119:220-9. 2005
    ..Data showed that monkeys were able to distinguish between the different types of variants, indicating that these calls form part of a long-term social memory...
  8. doi request reprint Context-related call combinations in female Diana monkeys
    Agnès Candiotti
    Universite de Rennes, Laboratoire EthoS Ethologie Animale et Humaine, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France
    Anim Cogn 15:327-39. 2012
    ..We have demonstrated this phenomenon for a category of vocalisations with a purely social function and discuss the implications of these findings for evolutionary theories of primate vocal communication...
  9. doi request reprint Speed of call delivery is related to context and caller identity in Campbell's monkey males
    Alban Lemasson
    Ethologie Animale et Humaine, U M R 6552 C N R S, Universite de Rennes 1, Station Biologique, 35380, Paimpont, France
    Naturwissenschaften 97:1023-7. 2010
    ..Finally, there were individual differences in B series, suggesting that call rate potentially provides listeners with cues about the caller's anti-predator behaviour, event type experienced, and his identity...
  10. ncbi request reprint Language evolution: semantic combinations in primate calls
    Kate Arnold
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9JP, UK
    Nature 441:303. 2006
    ..Our findings indicate that non-human primates can combine calls into higher-order sequences that have a particular meaning...
  11. pmc Chimpanzees modify recruitment screams as a function of audience composition
    Katie E Slocombe
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17228-33. 2007
    ..Our results are consistent with the more general hypothesis that chimpanzees possess sophisticated understanding of third-party relationships, so-called triadic awareness, and that this knowledge influences their vocal production...
  12. pmc Female bonobos use copulation calls as social signals
    Zanna Clay
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9JP, UK
    Biol Lett 7:513-6. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Social cognition
    Klaus Zuberbuhler
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, and Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP, Scotland
    Curr Biol 16:R786-90. 2006
  14. pmc Convergence and divergence in Diana monkey vocalizations
    Agnès Candiotti
    Laboratoire EthoS Ethologie Animale et Humaine, Universite de Rennes 1, UMR 6552 CNRS, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France
    Biol Lett 8:382-5. 2012
    ..Vocal convergence and divergence are two opposing processes that enable callers to ensure spatial proximity and social cohesion with other group members...
  15. doi request reprint Predator and non-predator long-distance calls in Guereza colobus monkeys
    Anne Marijke Schel
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Behav Processes 91:41-9. 2012
    ..Playback experiments are needed to confirm whether recipients relate these acoustic differences to different contexts...
  16. ncbi request reprint Voice discrimination in four primates
    Agnès Candiotti
    Universite de Rennes 1, Laboratoire EthoS Ethologie Animale et Humaine, U M R 6552 C N R S, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Taï Monkey Project, Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire University of St Andrews, School of Psychology, St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Behav Processes 99:67-72. 2013
    ..This suggests that primates can discriminate, not only between familiar and unfamiliar voices of conspecifics, but also between familiar and unfamiliar voices of heterospecifics living within a close proximity. ..
  17. pmc Vocal recruitment for joint travel in wild chimpanzees
    Thibaud Gruber
    Centre Norbert Elias, EHESS, Marseille, France School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Budongo Conservation Field Station, Masindi, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 8:e76073. 2013
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  18. pmc Campbell's monkeys concatenate vocalizations into context-specific call sequences
    Karim Ouattara
    Laboratoire EthoS Ethologie Animale et Humaine, Unite Mixte de Recherche 6552, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite de Rennes 1, Station Biologique, 35380 Paimpont, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:22026-31. 2009
    ..As the different sequences were so tightly linked to specific external events, the Campbell's monkey call system may be the most complex example of 'proto-syntax' in animal communication known to date...
  19. pmc Predation increases acoustic complexity in primate alarm calls
    Claudia Stephan
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9JP, UK
    Biol Lett 4:641-4. 2008
    ..We concluded that Diana monkeys are predisposed to use their repertoire in context-specific ways, but that ontogenetic experience determines how individual calls are assembled into meaningful sequences...
  20. doi request reprint Acoustic variability and individual distinctiveness in the vocal repertoire of red-capped mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus)
    Hélène Bouchet
    Universite de Rennes 1, Paimpont, France
    J Comp Psychol 126:45-56. 2012
    ..We discuss these findings in light of existing hypotheses of acoustic variability in primate vocal behavior...
  21. pmc Female putty-nosed monkeys use experimentally altered contextual information to disambiguate the cause of male alarm calls
    Kate Arnold
    School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, St Mary s Quad, St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e65660. 2013
    ..We conclude that, in many cases, pragmatic aspects of communication play a crucial role in call interpretation and place a premium on listeners' abilities to integrate information from different sources...
  22. ncbi request reprint Primates take weather into account when searching for fruits
    Karline R L Janmaat
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9JP, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:1232-7. 2006
    ..We concluded that these nonhuman primates were capable of taking into account past weather conditions when searching for food. We discuss the implication of these findings for theories of primate cognitive evolution...
  23. doi request reprint Call combinations in monkeys: compositional or idiomatic expressions?
    Kate Arnold
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP, UK
    Brain Lang 120:303-9. 2012
    ..Nonetheless, while this communication system lacks the generative power of syntax it enables callers to increase the number of messages that can be conveyed by a small and innate call repertoire...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cross-amplified polymorphic microsatellites for Campbell's monkey
    Eric J Petit
    Ecobio, UMR CNRS 6553, Universite Rennes 1, Paimpont, France
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 81:12-5. 2010
    ..These samples proved to originate from 18 free-ranging monkeys and showed that the 12 markers we developed for this species are polymorphic and suitable for future population genetic and parentage analyses...
  25. ncbi request reprint Agonistic screams in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) vary as a function of social role
    Katie E Slocombe
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9JP Scotland
    J Comp Psychol 119:67-77. 2005
    ..The authors propose that these 2 distinct scream variants, produced by victims and aggressors during agonistic interactions, may be promising candidates for functioning as referential signals...
  26. pmc Food sharing is linked to urinary oxytocin levels and bonding in related and unrelated wild chimpanzees
    Roman M Wittig
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Budongo Conservation Field Station BCFS, Masindi, Uganda, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, Madison, WI, USA, Cognitive Science Centre, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20133096. 2014
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Gaze following
    Klaus Zuberbuhler
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R453-5. 2008
  28. doi request reprint Wild chimpanzees rely on cultural knowledge to solve an experimental honey acquisition task
    Thibaud Gruber
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution and Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY169JP, UK
    Curr Biol 19:1806-10. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that, when genetic and environmental factors are controlled, wild chimpanzees rely on their cultural knowledge to solve a novel task...
  29. pmc Triadic social interactions operate across time: a field experiment with wild chimpanzees
    Roman M Wittig
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK, Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Budongo Conservation Field Station, Masindi, Uganda, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, Boston, USA, Cognitive Science Centre, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20133155. 2014
    ..This ability is crucial for connecting triadic social interactions across time, a requirement for predicting aggressive support even after a time delay. ..
  30. doi request reprint The development of a greeting signal in wild chimpanzees
    Marion N C Laporte
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Dev Sci 14:1220-34. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the acquisition of pant-grunting behaviour in chimpanzees is a long-lasting process with distinct developmental phases in which social influences by the mother and other group members are likely to play a role...
  31. pmc Bonobos extract meaning from call sequences
    Zanna Clay
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e18786. 2011
    ....
  32. pmc Titi monkey call sequences vary with predator location and type
    Cristiane Cäsar
    School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
    Biol Lett 9:20130535. 2013
    ..This is the first demonstration of a sequence-based alarm call system in a non-human animal that has the capacity to encode both location and type of predatory threat. ..
  33. doi request reprint Audience effects
    Klaus Zuberbuhler
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R189-90. 2008
  34. ncbi request reprint Language evolution: the origin of meaning in primates
    Klaus Zuberbuhler
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R123-5. 2006
    ..Research on alarm calls has yielded rare glimpses into the minds of our closest relatives. A new study suggests that primates monitor the effect alarm calls have on others...
  35. pmc 'Adoption' by maternal siblings in wild chimpanzees
    Catherine Hobaiter
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution and Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland Budongo Conservation Field Station, Masindi, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 9:e103777. 2014
    ..In conclusion, following the loss of their mother, orphaned chimpanzees preferentially associate along pre-existing social bonds, which are typically strongest amongst maternal siblings. ..
  36. pmc Male blue monkeys alarm call in response to danger experienced by others
    Sarah Papworth
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9JP, UK
    Biol Lett 4:472-5. 2008
    ..The results suggest that males took into account the degree of danger experienced by other group members...
  37. ncbi request reprint Social games between bonobos and humans: evidence for shared intentionality?
    Simone Pika
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 70:207-10. 2008
    ..Our observations thus may imply that shared intentionality, the ability to understand and shares intention with other individuals, has emerged in the primate lineage before the origins of hominids...
  38. ncbi request reprint Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger
    Catherine Crockford
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9JP, UK
    Curr Biol 22:142-6. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that chimpanzees monitor the information available to other chimpanzees and control vocal production to selectively inform them...
  39. pmc Multi-modal use of a socially directed call in bonobos
    Emilie Genty
    Cognitive Science Centre, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e84738. 2014
    ..We conclude that contest hoots indicate the signaller's intention to interact socially with important group members, while the gestures provide additional cues concerning the nature of the desired interaction. ..
  40. ncbi request reprint First report of prey capture from human laid snare-traps by wild chimpanzees
    Charlotte Brand
    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution and Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9JP, Scotland, UK
    Primates 55:437-40. 2014
    ..These observations are discussed in comparison to observations of chimpanzee hunting, scavenging, and their exploitation of an environment increasingly modified by human activity...