Scientists Proved Once and For All that Monkey See, Monkey Do.

Pier Ferrari at the University of Parma, Italy, and colleagues finally proved the old saying "monkey see, monkey do":

Pier Ferrari at the University of Parma, Italy, and colleagues tested 21 newborn macaques by holding each in front of a researcher who made various facial expressions.

At one day old, none of the infants showed any imitation. By day three, however, infants started to copy the researchers’ expressions, including tongue protrusions, mouth opening and lip smacking – all typical macaque expressions.

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The news report is based on the open access PLoS Biology paper "Neonatal Imitation in Rhesus Macaques" at:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0040302

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