Decision Making: The Virtue of Patience in Primates
Long, A., & Platt, M. (2005). Decision Making: The Virtue of Patience in Primates. Current Biology, 15 (21): R874-6.
Abstract: Marmoset monkeys devalue rewards requiring travel to
acquire, but tamarin monkeys do not, despite the greater patience of marmosets
when rewards are delayed in time. Such preference reversals, not predicted by
standard economic theory, may reflect behavioral mechanisms adaptively specialized
for different spatial and temporal patterns of foraging.
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