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Comprehension of signs by dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

Abstract:

The authors assessed the ability of 6 captive dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to comprehend without explicit training 3 human communicative signs (pointing, directed gaze, and replica). Pointing consisted of indicating the target item with the index finger and a fully extended arm. Directed gaze consisted of orienting the head and eyes toward the target item while the rest of the body remained stationary. The replica signal consisted of holding up an exact duplicate of the target item. On the i...

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10.1037/0735-7036.115.1.100

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Journal:
Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983)
Volume:
115
Issue:
1
Pages:
100-105
Publication date:
2001-03-05
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EISSN:
1939-2087
ISSN:
0735-7036
URN:
uuid:2153cc1e-a50f-41be-8809-7eecdfe2456b
Source identifiers:
275716
Local pid:
pubs:275716

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