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Hand-Use Lateralization in Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta)

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dc.contributor.advisor Stetter, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author Schrauth, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-18T19:01:21Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-18T19:01:21Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-18T19:01:21Z
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/22331
dc.description Oshkosh Scholar, Volume 2, 2007, p. 29-24. en
dc.description.abstract As a part of a zoo enrichment program, this study examined hand preference for two captive adult (one male, one female) ring-tailed lemurs in order to determine whether bimanual hand preference was consistent with unimanual hand preference. Three different conditions (tube fixed high on cage, tube fixed low on cage and free rolling tube on cage bottom) determined unimanual hand preference. The bimanual condition used a tube hung vertically with a side hole for food extraction. This condition required the lemurs to hold the tube with one hand to prevent swinging while extracting with the other hand. Binomial z tests for each condition indicated significant (p < .001) left-hand preference for both lemurs across all conditions. Both lemurs exhibited 100% left-hand use for bimanual tasks, which supports research with other primates that has shown a greater degree of lateralization for bimanual tasks. en
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dc.subject Lemurs en
dc.subject Hand - - Movements en
dc.title Hand-Use Lateralization in Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) en
dc.type Article en

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