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Symmetry 2018, 10(9), 390; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10090390

Social Risk Dissociates Social Network Structure across Lateralized Behaviors in Spider Monkeys

Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 33199, USA
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Received: 1 August 2018 / Revised: 5 September 2018 / Accepted: 6 September 2018 / Published: 9 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Left Versus Right Asymmetries of Brain and Behaviour)
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Reports of lateralized behavior are widespread, although the majority of findings have focused on the visual or motor domains. Less is known about laterality with regards to the social domain. We previously observed a left-side bias in two social affiliative behaviors—embrace and face-embrace—in captive Colombian spider monkeys (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris). Here we applied social network analysis to laterality for the first time. Our findings suggest that laterality influences social structure in spider monkeys with structural differences between networks based on direction of behavioral bias and social interaction type. We attribute these network differences to a graded spectrum of social risk comprised of three dimensions. View Full-Text
Keywords: social networks; laterality; social behavior; spider monkey; risk; social interaction social networks; laterality; social behavior; spider monkey; risk; social interaction
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Boeving, E.R.; Nelson, E.L. Social Risk Dissociates Social Network Structure across Lateralized Behaviors in Spider Monkeys. Symmetry 2018, 10, 390.

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