Leca, Jean-Baptiste

 

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  • Cenni, Camilla; Christie, Jessica B. A.; Van der Pant, Yanni; Gunst, Noëlle; Vasey, Paul L.; Wandia, Nengah; Leca, Jean-Baptiste (Wileyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/eth.13324, 2022)
    Recent reports on tool use in nonforaging contexts have led researchers to reconsider the proximate drivers of instrumental object manipulation. In this study, we explore the physiological and behavioral correlates of ...
  • Gunst, Noëlle; Leca, Jean-Baptiste; Vasey, Paul L. (BrillArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1163/1568539X-bja10161, 2022)
    We analysed heterosexual consortships in a free-ranging group of Japanese macaques in which adult females routinely perform female-to-male mounting (FMM). We tested whether FMM is more efficient (i.e., a “supernormal ...
  • Logue, David M.; Leca, Jean-Baptiste (Cell PressArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Puerto Ricohttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.06.055, 2020)
    A new white-throated sparrow song has overtaken most of Canada in less than 20 years. The explanation for this remarkably fast spread may lie in the southern migratory grounds, where populations from across Canada converge ...
  • Gunst, Noëlle; Leca, Jean-Baptiste; Vasey, Paul L. (WileyArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23395, 2022)
    Previous research on Japanese macaques has shown that female-to-male mounting (FMM) is performed by some females as an exaggerated form of sexual solicitation that may occur in the context of high female competition for ...
  • Addessi, Elsa; Beran, Michael J.; Bourgeois-Gironde, Sacha; Brosnan, Sarah F.; Leca, Jean-Baptiste (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyISTC-CNRGeorgia State UniversityInstitut Jean-NicodUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.12.026, 2020)
    We review and analyze evidence for an evolutionary rooting of human economic behaviors and organization in non-human primates. Rather than focusing on the direct application of economic models that a priori account for ...
  • Leca, Jean-Baptiste; Gunst, Noëlle; Gardiner, Matthew; Wandia, I. Nengah (The Royal Society PublishingArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeUdayana Universityhttps://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0677, 2021)
    The token exchange paradigm shows that monkeys and great apes are able to use objects as symbolic tools to request specific food rewards. Such studies provide insights into the cognitive underpinnings of economic behaviour ...
  • Hirsche, Laurie A.; Cenni, Camilla; Leca, Jean-Baptiste; Whishaw, Ian (Sciknow PublicationsArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeNational Institute of Advanced Studies (Bangalore, India)https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.09.02.02.2022, 2022)
    The details of the evolutionary steps in the transition from nonvisual guidance of hand movements for feeding, as displayed by many non-primate species, to visual guidance of hand movements in primates are sparse. Contemporary ...
  • Pelletier, Amanda N.; Kaufmann, Tatjana; Mohak, Sidhesh; Milan, Riane; Nahallage, Charmalie A. D.; Huffman, Michael A.; Gunst, Noëlle; Rompis, Aida; Wandia, I Nengah; Arta Purta, I Gusti A.; Pellis, Sergio M.; Leca, Jean-Baptiste (SciKnow PublicationsArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Sri JayewardenepuraKyoto UniversityUdayana Universityhttps://dx.doi.org/10.26451/abc.04.04.05.201, 2017)
    Stone handling (SH), has been identified in four closely related primate species of the Macaca genus. We provide the first ethogram of SH in long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), a primate species known to use stones ...
  • Pellis, Sergio M.; Pellis, Vivien C.; Pelletier, Amanda; Leca, Jean-Baptiste (ElsevierArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2018.12.011, 2019)
    Given that many behavior patterns cluster together in sequences that are organized to solve specific problems (e.g., foraging), a fruitful perspective within which to study behaviors is as distinct ‘behavior systems’. ...
  • Leca, Jean-Baptiste; Gunst, Noelle; Carrier, Lydia Ottenheimer; Vasey, Paul L. (Sciknow Publications Ltd.Arts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    We compared two non-conceptive sexual behavioral patterns (female-male mounting – FMM – and female-female mounting – FFM) across four free-ranging groups of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) living at three different field ...