Marc D Hauser

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Natural history. Beyond the chimpanzee genome: the threat of extinction
    Marc D Hauser
    Departments of Psychology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Biological Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 309:1498-9. 2005
  2. pmc The liver and the moral organ
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:214-20. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Our chimpanzee mind
    Marc Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nature 437:60-3. 2005
  4. pmc Rhesus monkeys correctly read the goal-relevant gestures of a human agent
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1913-8. 2007
  5. pmc Wild rhesus monkeys generate causal inferences about possible and impossible physical transformations in the absence of experience
    Marc Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:7181-5. 2006
  6. doi request reprint What experimental experience affects dogs' comprehension of human communicative actions?
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    Behav Processes 86:7-20. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The tuning of human neonates' preference for speech
    Athena Vouloumanos
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Child Dev 81:517-27. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The perception of rational, goal-directed action in nonhuman primates
    Justin N Wood
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 317:1402-5. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Action comprehension in non-human primates: motor simulation or inferential reasoning?
    Justin N Wood
    University of Southern California, Department of Psychology, 3620 South McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:461-5. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Probing the limits of tool competence: experiments with two non-tool-using species (Cercopithecus aethiops and Saguinus oedipus)
    Laurie R Santos
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, Box 208205, New Haven, CT, USA
    Anim Cogn 9:94-109. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Mechanisms of vocal communication
    Marc D Hauser; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. ncbi request reprint Natural history. Beyond the chimpanzee genome: the threat of extinction
    Marc D Hauser
    Departments of Psychology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Biological Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 309:1498-9. 2005
  2. pmc The liver and the moral organ
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:214-20. 2006
    ..I sketch the details of these predictions and point to relevant data that speak to the validity of thinking of our moral intuitions as grounded in a moral organ...
  3. ncbi request reprint Our chimpanzee mind
    Marc Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nature 437:60-3. 2005
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  4. pmc Rhesus monkeys correctly read the goal-relevant gestures of a human agent
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1913-8. 2007
    ..Though domestication and human enculturation may play a significant role in tuning up the capacity to infer intentions from communicative gestures, these factors are not necessary...
  5. pmc Wild rhesus monkeys generate causal inferences about possible and impossible physical transformations in the absence of experience
    Marc Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:7181-5. 2006
    ..These results show that in the absence of training or direct prior experience, rhesus monkeys generate causal inferences from single, novel events, using their knowledge of the physical world to guide such expectations...
  6. doi request reprint What experimental experience affects dogs' comprehension of human communicative actions?
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    Behav Processes 86:7-20. 2011
    ..We discuss these results in light of the role of experience in recognizing communicative gestures, as well as the significance of coding criteria for studies of canine competence...
  7. doi request reprint The tuning of human neonates' preference for speech
    Athena Vouloumanos
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Child Dev 81:517-27. 2010
    ..Neonates' initial biases minimally include speech and monkey vocalizations. These listening preferences are sharpened over 3 months, yielding a species-specific preference for speech, paralleling findings on infant face perception...
  8. ncbi request reprint The perception of rational, goal-directed action in nonhuman primates
    Justin N Wood
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 317:1402-5. 2007
    ..These findings rule out simple associative accounts of action perception and show that our capacity to infer rational, goal-directed action likely arose at least as far back as the New World monkeys, some 40 million years ago...
  9. doi request reprint Action comprehension in non-human primates: motor simulation or inferential reasoning?
    Justin N Wood
    University of Southern California, Department of Psychology, 3620 South McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:461-5. 2008
    ..Motor theories are, thus, insufficient to account for primate action comprehension in the absence of inferential mechanisms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Probing the limits of tool competence: experiments with two non-tool-using species (Cercopithecus aethiops and Saguinus oedipus)
    Laurie R Santos
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, Box 208205, New Haven, CT, USA
    Anim Cogn 9:94-109. 2006
    ..These results provide further evidence that tool-use may derive from domain-general, rather than domain-specific cognitive capacities that evolved for tool use per se...
  11. ncbi request reprint Free-ranging rhesus monkeys spontaneously individuate and enumerate small numbers of non-solid portions
    Justin N Wood
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 106:207-21. 2008
    ..We discuss our results with respect to theories of visual processing, as well as to the role that the human language faculty may have played in both the evolution and development of quantification...
  12. doi request reprint Rhesus monkeys' understanding of actions and goals
    Justin N Wood
    Harvard University, Department of Psychology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Soc Neurosci 3:60-8. 2008
    ..Monkeys' pattern of success and failure supports the hypothesis that motor areas play a functionally significant role in event parsing and action understanding...
  13. pmc General intelligence in another primate: individual differences across cognitive task performance in a New World monkey (Saguinus oedipus)
    Konika Banerjee
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5883. 2009
    ..To this end, we administered a large battery of tasks, representing a broad range of cognitive domains, to a population of captive cotton-top tamarin monkeys (Saguinus oedipus)...
  14. doi request reprint Word segmentation with universal prosodic cues
    Ansgar D Endress
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Cogn Psychol 61:177-99. 2010
    ..These cues may enable infants to start acquiring words in any language even before they are fine-tuned to the sound structure of their native language...
  15. pmc The ecology and evolution of patience in two New World monkeys
    Jeffrey R Stevens
    Department of Psychology and Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Biol Lett 1:223-6. 2005
    ..Foraging ecology, therefore, may provide a selective pressure for the evolution of self-control...
  16. ncbi request reprint When quantity trumps number: discrimination experiments in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)
    Jeffrey R Stevens
    Cognitive Evolution Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
    Anim Cogn 10:429-37. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Tracking silence: adjusting vocal production to avoid acoustic interference
    S E Roian Egnor
    Harvard University, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:477-83. 2007
    ..Taken together, these results show that in the presence of a predictable, intermittent environmental noise, cotton-top tamarins are able to modify the duration, timing, and amplitude of their calls to avoid acoustic interference...
  18. doi request reprint The influence of type and token frequency on the acquisition of affixation patterns: implications for language processing
    Ansgar D Endress
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:77-95. 2011
    ..We discuss these findings in the context of general learning mechanisms and the role they may play in language acquisition...
  19. pmc Five-month-old infants' identification of the sources of vocalizations
    Athena Vouloumanos
    Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:18867-72. 2009
    ..We discuss these findings in terms of how infants may achieve such competence, as well as its specificity and relevance to acquiring language...
  20. ncbi request reprint Perturbation of auditory feedback causes systematic perturbation in vocal structure in adult cotton-top tamarins
    S E Roian Egnor
    Harvard University, William James Hall, 10th Floor, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:3652-63. 2006
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  21. ncbi request reprint Nonhuman primates prefer slow tempos but dislike music overall
    Josh McDermott
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Perceptual Science Group, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Cognition 104:654-68. 2007
    ..Thus despite the possibility of homologous mechanisms for tempo perception in human and nonhuman primates, there appear to be motivational ties to music that are uniquely human...
  22. pmc The uniquely human capacity to throw evolved from a non-throwing primate: an evolutionary dissociation between action and perception
    Justin N Wood
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Biol Lett 3:360-4. 2007
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  23. pmc A fruit in the hand or two in the bush? Divergent risk preferences in chimpanzees and bonobos
    Sarah R Heilbronner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Biol Lett 4:246-9. 2008
    ..These results provide a relatively rare example of risk-prone behaviour in the context of gains and show how ecological pressures can sculpt economic decision making...
  24. doi request reprint Spontaneous motor entrainment to music in multiple vocal mimicking species
    Adena Schachner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 19:831-6. 2009
    ..We conclude that entrainment is not unique to humans and that the distribution of entrainment across species supports the hypothesis that entrainment evolved as a by-product of selection for vocal mimicry...
  25. ncbi request reprint Using mathematical models of language experimentally
    Timothy J O'Donnell
    Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Harvard University, William James Hall 1052, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:284-9. 2005
    ..We suggest that this problem can be mitigated by tapping equally rich, but more formal mathematical approaches to language...
  26. ncbi request reprint Means-means-end tool choice in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus): finding the limits on primates' knowledge of tools
    Laurie R Santos
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Anim Cogn 8:236-46. 2005
    ..Subjects readily transferred to new connections. Our results therefore provide the first evidence to date that tamarins can learn to solve problems involving two tools, but that they do so only with sufficient training...
  27. ncbi request reprint Representing tools: how two non-human primate species distinguish between the functionally relevant and irrelevant features of a tool
    Laurie R Santos
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Anim Cogn 6:269-81. 2003
    ..We propose that some non-human primates begin with a predisposition to attend to a tool's shape and, with sufficient experience, develop a more sophisticated understanding of the features that are functionally relevant to tools...
  28. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous representations of small numbers of objects by rhesus macaques: examinations of content and format
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cogn Psychol 47:367-401. 2003
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  29. ncbi request reprint Will travel for food: spatial discounting in two new world monkeys
    Jeffrey R Stevens
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 15:1855-60. 2005
    ..These results show that discounting functions are context specific, shaped by a history of ecological pressures...
  30. doi request reprint The apes' edge: positional learning in chimpanzees and humans
    Ansgar D Endress
    Department of Linguistics, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Anim Cogn 13:483-95. 2010
    ..As many grammatical regularities exhibit properties of this mechanism, it may be recruited by language and constrain the form that certain grammatical regularities take...
  31. ncbi request reprint Interruptibility of long call production in tamarins: implications for vocal control
    Cory T Miller
    Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:2629-39. 2003
    ..Overall, these results provide evidence that tamarins can modify their vocal output based on external events, but the degree of vocal control is significantly less than in oscine songbirds...
  32. pmc Evidence of an evolutionary precursor to human language affixation in a non-human primate
    Ansgar D Endress
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Biol Lett 5:749-51. 2009
    ..These results suggest that some of the computational mechanisms subserving affixation in a diversity of languages are shared with other animals, relying on basic perceptual or memory primitives that evolved for non-linguistic functions...
  33. ncbi request reprint A paradox in the evolution of primate vocal learning
    S E Roian Egnor
    Harvard University, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Trends Neurosci 27:649-54. 2004
    ..We argue that this new evidence makes non-human primate vocal behavior an attractive model system for neurobiological analysis...
  34. pmc Evolutionary foundations of number: spontaneous representation of numerical magnitudes by cotton-top tamarins
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1441-6. 2003
    ..These results provide strong support for the hypothesis that representations of large, approximate numerosity are evolutionarily ancient and spontaneously available to non-human animals...
  35. ncbi request reprint The faculty of language: what is it, who has it, and how did it evolve?
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 298:1569-79. 2002
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  36. pmc Vervet monkeys and humans show brain asymmetries for processing conspecific vocalizations, but with opposite patterns of laterality
    Ricardo Gil-da-Costa
    Cognitive Evolution Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2313-8. 2006
    ..This finding raises significant questions for how ontogenetic and evolutionary forces have impacted on primate brain evolution...
  37. ncbi request reprint Rule learning by cotton-top tamarins
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neurosciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 86:B15-22. 2002
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) spontaneously compute addition operations over large numbers
    Jonathan I Flombaum
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, Box 208205, New Haven, CT 06520 8205, USA
    Cognition 97:315-25. 2005
    ....
  39. pmc Disruption of the right temporoparietal junction with transcranial magnetic stimulation reduces the role of beliefs in moral judgments
    Liane Young
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6753-8. 2010
    ..Thus, interfering with activity in the RTPJ disrupts the capacity to use mental states in moral judgment, especially in the case of attempted harms...
  40. doi request reprint The role of emotion in moral psychology
    Bryce Huebner
    Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 13:1-6. 2009
    ..We suggest instead, that the source of moral judgments lies in our causal-intentional psychology; emotion often follows from these judgments, serving a primary role in motivating morally relevant action...
  41. pmc The neural basis of the interaction between theory of mind and moral judgment
    Liane Young
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8235-40. 2007
    ..The results not only suggest a general role for belief attribution during moral judgment, but also add detail to our understanding of the interaction between these processes at both the neural and behavioral levels...
  42. ncbi request reprint Do responses of galliform birds vary adaptively with predator size?
    Alberto Palleroni
    Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA
    Anim Cogn 8:200-10. 2005
    ..We discuss these results in light of current issues concerning the cognitive mechanisms underlying alarm calling behavior in animals...
  43. ncbi request reprint The role of speech rhythm in language discrimination: further tests with a non-human primate
    Ruth Tincoff
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, 9th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Dev Sci 8:26-35. 2005
    ..These results provide further evidence that language discrimination in tamarins is facilitated by rhythmic differences between languages, and suggest that, in humans, this mechanism is unlikely to have evolved specifically for language...
  44. ncbi request reprint The representations underlying infants' choice of more: object files versus analog magnitudes
    Lisa Feigenson
    New York University, USA
    Psychol Sci 13:150-6. 2002
    ..The infants 'pattern of success and failure supports the hypothesis that they relied on object-file representations, comparing mental models via total volume or surface area rather than via one-to-one correspondence between objectfiles...
  45. ncbi request reprint The role of conscious reasoning and intuition in moral judgment: testing three principles of harm
    Fiery Cushman
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:1082-9. 2006
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  46. ncbi request reprint Predation: Prey plumage adaptation against falcon attack
    Alberto Palleroni
    Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nature 434:973-4. 2005
    ..This plumage colour is an independently heritable trait that is likely to be an antipredator adaptation against high-speed attacks in open air space...
  47. pmc Give unto others: genetically unrelated cotton-top tamarin monkeys preferentially give food to those who altruistically give food back
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology, and Programme in Neurosciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2363-70. 2003
    ..Tamarins therefore have the psychological capacity for reciprocally mediated altruism...
  48. ncbi request reprint Noise-induced vocal modulation in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)
    S E Roian Egnor
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02476, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:1183-90. 2006
    ..Together with prior results, this study shows that tamarins have greater vocal control in the context of auditory feedback perturbation than previously suspected...
  49. ncbi request reprint Object individuation using property/kind information in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Laurie R Santos
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 83:241-64. 2002
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  50. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous number discrimination of multi-format auditory stimuli in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neurosciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 86:B23-32. 2002
    ....
  51. pmc Syntax-induced pattern deafness
    Ansgar D Endress
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:21001-6. 2009
    ..As a result, subjects fail to perceive the simpler pattern of repetitions--a form of syntax-induced pattern deafness that is reminiscent of how other perceptual systems force specific interpretations upon sensory input...
  52. ncbi request reprint Knowing about knowing: dissociations between perception and action systems over evolution and during development
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neurosciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1001:79-103. 2003
    ..The disconnect between perception and action leads, in some cases, to perseverative errors. These errors, in turn, provide the signature of a highly encapsulated, modular system...
  53. ncbi request reprint Why be nice? Psychological constraints on the evolution of cooperation
    Jeffrey R Stevens
    Department of Psychology and Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:60-5. 2004
    ..In particular, we contend that cognitive limitations such as temporal discounting, numerical discrimination and memory make reciprocity difficult for animals...
  54. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the music faculty: a comparative perspective
    Marc D Hauser
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neurosciences, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nat Neurosci 6:663-8. 2003
    ..Finally, we suggest several directions for future work, following the lead of comparative studies on the language faculty...
  55. doi request reprint Mayan morality: an exploration of permissible harms
    Linda Abarbanell
    Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    Cognition 115:207-24. 2010
    ..We discuss these results in light of issues concerning the role of biological constraints and cultural variation in moral decision-making, as well as the limitations of such experimental, cross-cultural research...
  56. ncbi request reprint The relationship between problem solving and inhibitory control: cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) performance on a reversed contingency task
    Jerald D Kralik
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    J Comp Psychol 116:39-50. 2002
    ..These results are compared with those obtained from studies of other primate species, highlighting the importance of comparative studies of problem solving that use comparable methods...
  57. doi request reprint Evolving the capacity to understand actions, intentions, and goals
    Marc Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 61:303-24, C1. 2010
    ..They provide support, however, for a teleological theory, rooted in an inferential process that extracts information about action means, potential goals, and the environmental constraints that limit rational action...
  58. pmc Rapid acquisition of an alarm response by a neotropical primate to a newly introduced avian predator
    Ricardo Gil-da-Costa
    Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:605-10. 2003
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint What's fair? The unconscious calculus of our moral faculty
    Marc Hauser
    Department of Psychology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Biological Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Novartis Found Symp 278:41-50; discussion 50-5, 89-96, 216-21. 2007
    ..Acquiring a particular moral system entails setting the parameters. On this model, emotions such as empathy are consequences (as opposed to causes) of unconscious but principled moral evaluations...
  60. pmc Damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex impairs judgment of harmful intent
    Liane Young
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuron 65:845-51. 2010
    ..These results highlight the critical role of the VMPC in processing harmful intent for moral judgment...
  61. ncbi request reprint Are consonant intervals music to their ears? Spontaneous acoustic preferences in a nonhuman primate
    Josh McDermott
    Perceptual Science Group, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT NE20 444, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Cognition 94:B11-21. 2004
    ..We conclude that tamarins' preferences differ qualitatively from those of humans. The preferences that support our capacity for music may, therefore, be unique among the primates, and could be music-specific adaptations...
  62. ncbi request reprint Experience-dependent plasticity for auditory processing in a raptor
    Alberto Palleroni
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neurosciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 299:1195. 2003
  63. ncbi request reprint Probing the evolutionary origins of music perception
    Josh McDermott
    Perceptual Science Group, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NE20 444, 3 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, 02139
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:6-16. 2005
    ..To establish whether such preferences are innate in humans, one important avenue for future research will be the collection of data from different cultures. This may be facilitated by studies conducted over the internet...
  64. ncbi request reprint The neurophysiology of functionally meaningful categories: macaque ventrolateral prefrontal cortex plays a critical role in spontaneous categorization of species-specific vocalizations
    Gordon W Gifford
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 17:1471-82. 2005
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  65. pmc Toward an evolutionary perspective on conceptual representation: species-specific calls activate visual and affective processing systems in the macaque
    Ricardo Gil-da-Costa
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Mental Health, and Positron Emission Tomography Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:17516-21. 2004
    ..These findings shed light on the evolutionary precursors of conceptual representation in humans, suggesting that monkeys and humans have a common neural substrate for representing object concepts...
  66. ncbi request reprint Discrimination of functionally referential calls by laboratory-housed rhesus macaques: implications for neuroethological studies
    Gordon W Gifford
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 61:213-24. 2003
    ..As such, species-typical vocalizations are an appropriate and necessary class of stimuli in experiments that explore the neural correlates of auditory cognition in rhesus monkeys from a neuroethological perspective...
  67. ncbi request reprint Learning at a distance II. Statistical learning of non-adjacent dependencies in a non-human primate
    Elissa L Newport
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Meliora Hall, River Campus, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Cogn Psychol 49:85-117. 2004
    ..Such studies with tamarins open interesting questions about the perceptual and computational capacities of human learners that may be essential for language acquisition, and how they may differ from those of non-human primates...
  68. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary origins of human patience: temporal preferences in chimpanzees, bonobos, and human adults
    Alexandra G Rosati
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig D 04103, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:1663-8. 2007
    ..Moreover, the different levels of patience that humans exhibit might be driven by fundamental differences in the mechanisms representing biological versus abstract rewards...
  69. pmc Spontaneous processing of abstract categorical information in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex
    Yale E Cohen
    Dartmouth College, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Hanover NH 03755, USA
    Biol Lett 2:261-5. 2006
    ..These results indicate that the vPFC plays a significant role in spontaneously processing abstract categorical information...
  70. ncbi request reprint Computational constraints on syntactic processing in a nonhuman primate
    W Tecumseh Fitch
    School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AJ, Scotland
    Science 303:377-80. 2004
    ..Monkeys tested with the same methods, syllables, and sequence lengths were unable to master a grammar at this higher, "phrase structure grammar" level...
  71. pmc Human cerebral response to animal affective vocalizations
    Pascal Belin
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:473-81. 2008
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  72. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the language faculty: clarifications and implications
    W Tecumseh Fitch
    University of St Andrews, School of Psychology, St Andrews, KY16 9JP, Scotland, UK
    Cognition 97:179-210; discussion 211-25. 2005
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  73. ncbi request reprint Is morality natural?
    Marc D Hauser
    Newsweek 152:65. 2008
  74. ncbi request reprint Dupoux and Jacob's moral instincts: throwing out the baby, the bathwater and the bathtub
    Susan Dwyer
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:1-2; author reply 2-3. 2008

Research Grants3

  1. Mechanisms of vocal communication
    Marc D Hauser; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Results from this project will set the stage for future research on the underlying neurobiological circuitry and the extent to which it is homologous with humans. ..