Monkeys Perceive Visual Illusions the Same Way Humans Do

Posted On October 1, 2015
Categories LRC News, Primate 2CI

LRC Researchers Audrey Parrish, Michael Beran and Sarah Brosnan report in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition that monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them. The findings indicate humans and monkeys perceive and misperceive the world similarly, which reflects resemblances in these species’ perceptual systems and their interpretation of their physical worlds.
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