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Anzá, S., Majolo, B., & Amici, F. (in press). The function of mounts in free-ranging Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). American Journal of Primatology.

Gomez-Melara, J. L., Acosta-Naranjo, R., Castellano-Navarro, A., Beltrán Francés, V., Caicoya, A. L., MacIntosh, A. J. J., Maulany, R. I., Ngakan, P. O., & Amici, F. (2021). Dominance style predicts differences in food retrieval strategies. Scientific Reports, 11: 2726, pp. 1-9.
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Castellano-Navarro, A., Macanás-Martínez, E., Xu, Z., Guillén-Salazar, F., MacIntosh, A. J. J., Amici, F., & Albiach-Serrano, A. (2021). Japanese Macaques’ (Macaca fuscata) sensitivity to human gaze and visual perspective in contexts of threat, cooperation, and competition. Scientific Reports, 11: 5264.
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Amici, F., Widdig, A., MacIntosh, A. J., Francés, V. B., Castellano-Navarro, A., Caicoya, A. L., Karimullah, K., Maulany, R. I., Oka, N. P., Hamzah, A. S., & Majolo, B. (2020). Dominance style only partially predicts differences in neophobia and social tolerance over food in four macaque species. Scientific Reports, 22069.
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Donnier, S., Kovacs, G., Oña, L. S., Bräuer, J., & Amici, F. (2020). Experience has a limited effect on humans’ ability to predict the outcome of social interactions in children, dogs and macaques. Scientific Reports, 10: 21240.
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Schaffer, A., Caicoya, A. L., Colell, M., Holland, R., Ensenyat, C., & Amici, F. (2020). Gaze following in ungulates: Domesticated and non-domesticated species follow the gaze of both human and conspecifics in an experimental context. Frontiers in Psychology, 11: 604904.
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Caicoya, A. L., Colell, M., Holland, R., Ensenyat, C., & Amici, F. (2020). Giraffes go for more: A quantity discrimination study in giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) (advance online). Animal Cognition.
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Beltrán Francés, V., Castellano-Navarro, A., Illa Maulany, R. I., Oka Ngakan, P. O., MacIntosh, A. J. J., Llorente, M., & Amici, F. (2020). Play behavior in immature moor macaques (Macaca maura) and Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata). American Journal of Primatology, 82(10): e23192.
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Murray, L., Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., & Amici, F. (2020). There is no other monkey in the mirror for spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 134(3), 323-329.
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Padrell, M., Riba, D., Úbeda, Y., Amici, F., & Llorente, M. (2020). Personality, cognition and behavior in chimpanzees: A new approach based on Eysenck’s model. PeerJ, 8: e9707.
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Bräuer, J., Stenglein, K., & Amici, F. (2020). Dogs (Canis familiaris) and wolves (Canis lupus) coordinate with conspecifics in a social dilemma. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 134(2), 211-221.
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Amici, F., Caicoya, A. L., Majolo, B., & Widdig, A. (2020). Innovation in wild Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Scientific Reports, 10(1): 4597.
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Pladevall, J., Mendes, N., Riba, D., Llorente, M., & Amici, F. (2020). No evidence of what-where-when memory in great apes (Pan troglodytes, Pan paniscus, Pongo abelii, and Gorilla gorilla). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 134(2), 252-261.
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Dell'Anna, F., Llorente, M., Weiss, B. M., von Fersen, L., & Amici, F. (2020). The effect of individual and food characteristics on food retrieval and food sharing in captive Guinea baboons (Papio papio). American Journal of Primatology, 82(1): e23078.
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Haun, D., Liebal, K., Amici, F., Bender, A., Bohn, M., Bräuer, J., Buttelmann, D., Burkart, J., Cacchione, T., DeTroy, S., Faßbender, I., Fichtel, C., Fischer, J., Gampe, A., Gray, R. D., Horn, L., Oña, L. S., Kärtner, J., Kaminski, J., Kanngießer, P., Keller, H., Köster, M., Kopp, K. S., Kornadt, H.-J., Rakoczy, H., Schuppli, C., Stengelin, R., Trommsdorff, G., Leeuwen, E. v., & Schaik, C. v. (2020). Ein Plädoyer für die Relevanz der Vergleichenden Psychologie für das Verständnis menschlicher Entwicklung (Kommentare zu Daum, M. M., Greve, W.,Pauen, S., Schuhrke, B. und Schwarzer, G.(2020). Positionspapier der Fachgruppe Entwicklungspsychologie: Ein Versuch einer Standortbestimmung. In: Psychologische Rundschau, 71(1), 24-46). Psychologische Rundschau, 71(1), 40-41.
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Amici, F., Waterman, J., Kellermann, C. M., Karimullah, K., & Bräuer, J. (2019). The ability to recognize dog emotions depends on the cultural milieu in which we grow up. Scientific Reports, 9: 16414.
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Amici, F. (2019). An evolutionary approach to the study of collaborative remembering? Topics in Cognitive Science, 11(4), 811-816.
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Amici, F. (2019). Memories of emotional expressions in horses. Learning and Behavior, 47(3), 191-192.
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Amici, F., & Widdig, A. (2019). An evolutionary perspective on the development of primate sociality. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73(8): 116.
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Amici, F., Holland, R., & Cacchione, T. (2019). Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus) fail to solve a novel problem even after social information and relevant experience are provided. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 133(3), 373-379.
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Caicoya, A. L., Amici, F., Ensenyat, C., & Colell Mimo, M. (2019). Object permanence in giraffa camelopardalis: First steps in giraffes' physical cognition. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 133(2), 207-214.
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Amici, F., Sánchez-Amaro, A., Sebastián-Enesco, C., Allritz, M., Cachhione, T., Salazar-Bonet, J., & Rossano, F. (2019). The word order of languages predicts native speakers’ working memory. Scientific Reports, 9: 1124.
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Amici, F., Kulik, L., Langos, D., & Widdig, A. (2019). Growing into adulthood – a review on sex differences in the development of sociality across macaques. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73(2): 18.
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Amici, F., Widdig, A. *., Lehmann, J., & Majolo, B. (2019). A meta-analysis of interindividual differences in innovation. Animal Behaviour, 155, 257-268.
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Minkner, M., Young, C., Amici, F., McFarland, R., Barrett, L., Grober, P., Henzi, S. P., & Widdig, A. (2018). Assessment of male reproductive skew via highly polymorphic STR markers in wild vervet monkeys, Chlorocebus pygerythrus. Journal of Heredity, 109(7), 780-790.
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Bräuer, J., & Amici, F. (2018). Fake or not: Two prerequisites for jealousy. Animal sentience: an interdisciplinary journal on animal feeling, 22(18): 147. Retrieved from https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animsent/vol3/iss22/18/.
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Haemmerli, S., Thill, C., Amici, F., & Cacchione, T. (2018). Domestic horses (Equus ferus caballus) fail to intuitively reason about object properties like solidity and weight. Animal Cognition, 21(3), 441-446.
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Amici, F., Call, J., Watzek, J., Brosnan, S., & Aureli, F. (2018). Social inhibition and behavioural flexibility when the context changes: A comparison across six primate species. Scientific Reports, 8: 3067.
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Amici, F., Cacchione, T., & Bueno-Guerra, N. (2017). Understanding of object properties by sloth bears, Melursus ursinus ursinus. Animal Behaviour, 134, 217-222.
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Amici, F., Mimó, M. C., Borell, C. v., & Bueno-Guerra, N. (2017). Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) fail to prosocially donate food in an experimental set-up. Animal Cognition, 20(6), 1059-1066.
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Amici, F., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2017). Coexistence of general intelligence and specialized modules. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40: e196.
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Sanchez-Amaro, A., & Amici, F. (2016). Markets carefully interpreted: A reply to Kaburu and Newton-Fisher (2016). Animal Behaviour, 119, e7-e13.
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Sanchez-Amaro, A., & Amici, F. (2015). Are primates out of the market? Animal Behaviour, 110, 51-60.
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Kulik, L., Amici, F., Langos, D., & Widdig, A. (2015). Sex differences in the development of aggressive behavior in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology, 36(4), 764-789.
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Kulik, L., Amici, F., Langos, D., & Widdig, A. (2015). Sex differences in the development of social relationships in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology, 36(2), 353-376.
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Amici, F. (2015). The evolution and development of human cooperation. Interaction studies, 16(3), 383-418.
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Amici, F., & Bietti, L. (2015). Coordination, collaboration and cooperation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Interaction studies, 16(3), vii-xii.
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Barney, B. J., Amici, F., Aureli, F., Call, J., & Johnson, V. E. (2015). Joint bayesian modeling of binomial and rank data for primate cognition. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 110(510), 573-582.
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Cacchione, T., & Amici, F. (2015). Cohesion as a principle for perceiving objecthood: Does it apply to animate agents? Swiss Journal of Psychology, 74(4), 217-228.
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Cacchione, T., Indino, M., Fujita, K., Itakura, S., Matsuno, T., Schaub, S., & Amici, F. (2014). Universal ontology: Attentive tracking of objects and substances across languages and over development. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38(6), 481-486.
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Amici, F., Visalberghi, E., & Call, J. (2014). Lack of prosociality in great apes, capuchin monkeys and spider monkeys: Convergent evidence from two different food distribution tasks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1793): 20141699.
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Amici, F., Aureli, F., Mundry, R., Sanchez-Amaro, A., Barroso, A. M., Ferretti, J., & Call, J. (2014). Calculated reciprocity? A comparative test with six primate species. Primates, 55(3), 447-457.
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MacLean, E. L., Hare, B., Nunn, C. L., Addessi, E., Amici, F., Anderson, R. C., Aureli, F., Baker, J. M., Bania, A. E., Barnard, A. M., Boogert, N. J., Brannon, E. M., Bray, E. E., Bray, J., Brent, L. J. N., Burkart, J. M., Call, J., Cantlon, J. F., Cheke, L. G., Clayton, N. S., Delgado, M. M., DiVincenti, L. J., Fujita, K., Herrmann, E., Hiramatsu, C., Jacobs, L. F., Jordan, K. E., Laude, J. R., Leimgruber, K. L., Messer, E. J. E., de Moura, A. C. A., Ostojić, L., Picard, A., Platt, M. L., Plotnik, J. M., Range, F., Reader, S. M., Reddy, R. B., Sandel, A. A., Santos, L. R., Schumann, K., Seed, A. M., Sewall, K. B., Shaw, R. C., Slocombe, K. E., Su, Y., Takimoto, A., Tan, J., Tao, R., van Schaik, C. P., Virányi, Z., Visalberghi, E., Wade, J. C., Watanabe, A., Widness, J., Young, J. K., Zentall, T. R., & Zhao, Y. (2014). The evolution of self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(20), E2140-E2148.
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Amici, F., Aureli, F., & Call, J. (2014). Response facilitation in the four great apes: Is there a role for empathy? Primates, 55(1), 113-118.
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Burkart, J. M., Allon, O., Amici, F., Fichtel, C., Finkenwirth, C., Heschl, A., Huber, J., Isler, K., Kosonen, Z. K., Martins, E., Meulman, E., Richiger, R., Rueth, K., Spillmann, B., Wiesendanger, S., & van Schaik, C. P. (2014). The evolutionary origin of human hyper-cooperation. Nature Communications, 5: 4747.
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Amici, F., Barney, B., Johnson, V. E., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2012). A modular mind? A test using individual data from seven primate species. PLoS One, 7(12): e51918.
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Albiach-Serrano, A., Bräuer, J., Cacchione, T., Zickert, N., & Amici, F. (2012). The effect of domestication and ontogeny in swine cognition (Sus scrofa scrofa and S. s. domestica). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 141(1-2), 25-35.
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Amici, F., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2012). Aversion to violation of expectations of food distribution: the role of social tolerance and relative dominance in seven primate species. Behaviour, 149(3-4), 345-368.
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Amici, F., Aureli, F., & Call, J. (2010). Monkeys and apes: Are their cognitive skills really so different? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 143(2), 188-197.
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Amici, F., Aureli, F., Visalberghi, E., & Call, J. (2009). Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) and Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella) Follow Gaze Around Barriers: Evidence for Perspective Taking? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123(4), 368-374.
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Amici, F., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2009). Variation in withholding of information in three monkey species. Proceeding of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1671), 3311-3318.
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Amici, F., Aureli, F., & Call, J. (2008). Fission-fusion dynamics, behavioral flexibility, and inhibitory control in primates. Current Biology, 18(18), 1415-1419.
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Books

Bueno-Guerra, N., & Amici, F. (Eds.). (2018). Field and laboratory methods in animal cognition: A comparative guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Book Chapters

Cacchione, T., & Amici, F. (2020). Insights from comparative research on cultural learning. In S. Hunnius, & M. Meyer (Eds.), New perspectives on early social-cognitive development (pp. 247-270). Elsevier.
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Amici, F. (2014). How new world monkeys see the social world. In H. A. Barrera Saldaña (Ed.), Monkeys: Brain Development, Social & Hormonal Mechanisms and Zoonotic Diseases (pp. 81-104). New York: Nova Publishers.
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Amici, F., & Bräuer, J. (2014). Monkey physical cognition: A comparative review. In H. A. Barrera Saldaña (Ed.), Monkeys: Brain development, social & hormonal mechanisms and zoonotic diseases (pp. 105-132). New York: Nova Publishers.
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Meeting Abstracts

Padrell, M., Riba, D., Ubeda, Y., Amici, F., & Llorente, M. (2020). The Influence of Personality on Chimpanzees' Performance in Cognitive Tasks. Folia Primatologica, 91(5), 512-540.
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Amici, F., Call, J., Brosnan, S., Watzek, J., & Aureli, F. (2015). When the social context changes: Social inhibition and fission-fusion dynamics. Folia primatologica, 86(4), 238-239.
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Amici, F., Visalberghi, E., & Call, J. (2013). Prosocial behaviour across six primate species: The effect of different paradigms. Folia primatologica, 84, 241.
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Amici, F., & Majolo, B. (2013). How to make comparative cognition really comparative. Folia primatologica, 84, 241-242.
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Call, J., Amici, F., & Aureli, F. (2013). Social tolerance and inhibitory control in primates: Variation, sociality, and its relation to socio-ecology and cognition. Folia primatologica, 84, 255.
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Amici, F., Aureli, F., & Call, J. (2008). Inhibitory Skills Are Associated with High Levels of Fission-Fusion Dynamics. Folia Primatologica, 79(5), 308.
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