New paper: Monkey see, monkey do: observing macaques to better understand movement synchronization

Researchers of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Sub-Core Center of the NBRP “Japanese Macaques” resource have published a paper that social motor entrainment, which is the way animals synchronize their movements with those around them, occurs spontaneously in macaque monkeys.

Japanese monkeys used in this study were provided by the National BioResource Project “Japanese Macaques” of the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, AMED.

Here is the PressRelease from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences.

“Tuning in to real-time social interactions in macaques.”
Saeka Tomatsu and Masaki Isoda.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).