The Psychological Record

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 173–178 | Cite as

Task-Specific Hand Preferences of Two Japanese Macaques on Mirror-Guided Reaching

  • Shoji Itakura


Hand preferences of two Japanese macaques were observed in five differing tasks: simple reaching for food on a platform; choosing of boxes with pieces of apple; mirror-guided reaching (taking food from the box, key pressing, key tracking). Though these were visually guided tasks, the macaques showed different hand preferences.


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© Association of Behavior Analysis International 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoji Itakura
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for the Study of Child DevelopmentUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Faculty of EducationYokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan

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