Publication
Title
Left nipple preferences in infant Pan paniscus and P-troglodytes
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Abstract
We investigated laterality in nipple preference in 16 mother-infant dyads, 8 bonobos, and 8 chimpanzees via an event sampling procedure in infants 5-55 mo of age. Both bonobo and chimpanzee infants preferred the left nipple, and the results were stable over time. Maternal age, experience, and rearing history did not influence laterality in offspring nipple preferences. We discuss the results in the context of the role of early mother-infant interactions on the development of laterality in primates.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of primatology. - New York
Publication
New York : 2006
ISSN
0164-0291
Volume/pages
27:6(2006), p. 1653-1662
ISI
000242819200010
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 09.09.2017
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