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Mirror Self-Recognition in Primates: An Ontogenetic and a Phylogenetic Approach

  • Noriko Inoue-Nakamura

Abstract

We often see a mother play with her baby while exposing it to a mirror. The baby tries to reach out its hand to its reflection in the mirror and laughs, or stares into its reflection with wonder. How does the baby recognize its reflection?.

Keywords

World Monkey Human Infant Behavioral Category Contingent Behavior Infant Chimpanzee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noriko Inoue-Nakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyama, AichiJapan

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