10. Mai 2022
Bolder Marmoset Monkeys Learn Faster Than Shy Ones
Cognitive capabilities in marmoset monkeys are influenced by both their personality as well as family group membership
Vienna, Austria, May 10th, 2022: Individual traits seem to drive our learning success: for instance, conscientious individuals often show higher academic performance. A group of cognitive and behavioural biologists from University of Vienna conducted personality assessments and a battery of learning tests with common marmosets and found that such a link, intertwined with family group membership, exists in these monkeys, too. The study results were recently published in the journal “Scientific Reports”.
(In English only)
Šlipogor, V., Graf, C., Massen, J.J.M., & Bugnyar, T. (2022). Personality and social environment predict cognitive performance in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Scientific Reports 12, 6702.