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Research Article

Neonatal Imitation in Rhesus Macaques

  • Pier F Ferrari mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ferrari@biol.unipr.it

    Affiliations: Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy

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  • Elisabetta Visalberghi,

    Affiliation: Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, National Research Council, Rome, Italy

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  • Annika Paukner,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Leonardo Fogassi,

    Affiliations: Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy

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  • Angela Ruggiero,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Stephen J Suomi

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: September 05, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040302

About the Authors

Pier F Ferrari
Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Funzionale, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy
Pier F Ferrari, Leonardo Fogassi
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy
Elisabetta Visalberghi
Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
Annika Paukner, Angela Ruggiero, Stephen J Suomi
Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Leonardo Fogassi
Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: ferrari@biol.unipr.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PFF, EV, LF, and SJS conceived and designed the experiments. PFF, EV, and AR performed the experiments. PFF and AP analyzed the data. PFF, EV, and SJS wrote the paper.