Affiliation: University of Vienna
- Individual and sex differences in learning abilities of ravensF Range
Konrad Lorenz Research Station, A 4645 Gruenau 11, Austria
Behav Processes 73:100-6. 2006..Our results suggest that individual differences in regard to the acquisition of new tasks may be related to personalities or at least object manipulation in ravens...
- Development of gaze following abilities in wolves (Canis lupus)Friederike Range
Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
PLoS ONE 6:e16888. 2011..This sheds new light on the evolutionary origins of and selective pressures on gaze following abilities as well as on the sensitivity of domestic dogs towards human communicative cues...
- Automatic imitation in dogsFriederike Range
Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Proc Biol Sci 278:211-7. 2011..More specifically, they suggest that the imitative behaviour of dogs is shaped more by their developmental interactions with humans than by their evolutionary history of domestication...
- Dogs are able to solve a means-end taskFriederike Range
Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria
Anim Cogn 14:575-83. 2011..In contrast to previous string-pulling studies, our results show that dogs are able to solve a means-end task even if proximity of the unsupported reward is a confounding factor...
- Social attention in keas, dogs, and human childrenFriederike Range
Department für Neurobiologie und Kognitionsforschung, Universitat Wien, Althanstrasse 14, 1091, Vienna, Austria
Anim Cogn 12:181-92. 2009..This study suggests that attention should be incorporated as an important variable when testing species in social situations...
- Visual categorization of natural stimuli by domestic dogsFriederike Range
Department for Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1091, Wien, Vienna, Austria
Anim Cogn 11:339-47. 2008..We conclude that dogs are able to classify photographs of natural stimuli by means of a perceptual response rule using a newly established touch-screen procedure...
- Selective imitation in domestic dogsFriederike Range
Department for Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, Vienna 1091, Austria
Curr Biol 17:868-72. 2007..In the first trial after observation, dogs imitated the nonpreferred action only in the second group. Consequently, dogs, like children, demonstrated inferential selective imitation...
- Inferential reasoning by exclusion in pigeons, dogs, and humansUlrike Aust
Department for Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090, Vienna, Austria
Anim Cogn 11:587-97. 2008..Taken together, the results of the present study suggest that none of the pigeons, but half of the dogs and almost all humans inferred positive class membership of S' by logically excluding S-...
- The evolution of imitation: what do the capacities of non-human animals tell us about the mechanisms of imitation?Ludwig Huber
Department of Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:2299-309. 2009..The discussion of these findings addresses the question of the neuronal mechanisms underlying imitation and whether a single mechanism is sufficient to explain the different levels of copying fidelity...
- The absence of reward induces inequity aversion in dogsFriederike Range
Department of Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, A 1091 Wien, Austria
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:340-5. 2009..Our results suggest that species other than primates show at least a primitive version of inequity aversion, which may be a precursor of a more sophisticated sensitivity to efforts and payoffs of joint interactions...
- Novel object exploration in ravens (Corvus corax): effects of social relationshipsMareike Stöwe
Konrad Lorenz Research Station, A 4645 Grunau 11, Austria
Behav Processes 73:68-75. 2006..Hence, the effect of social context seems to depend on the social relationships towards the companions and on the combination of the sexes...
- The maintenance of traditions in marmosets: individual habit, not social conformity? A field experimentMario B Pesendorfer
Department of Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
PLoS ONE 4:e4472. 2009....
- Social learning and mother's behavior in manipulative tasks in infant marmosetsVera Dell'Mour
Department for Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
Am J Primatol 71:503-9. 2009..Furthermore, the results indicate the possible importance of the third and fourth month of infancy as the crucial ontogenetic period for social learning in marmosets, corroborating recent observations of free-living common marmosets...
- When, what, and whom to watch? Quantifying attention in ravens (Corvus corax) and jackdaws (Corvus monedula)Christelle Scheid
Equipe Ethologie des Primates, Department of Ecology, Physiology, and Ethology, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Universite Louis Pasteur, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Strasbourg, France
J Comp Psychol 121:380-6. 2007....