Charlotte Canteloup

Charlotte Canteloup
University of Lausanne | UNIL · Department of Ecology and Evolution

PhD Ethology-Primatology

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Introduction
I am an ethologist specialised in primate behaviour working on social cognition with the aim to better understand the evolution of cognition, culture and sociality. I mainly studied Theory of Mind precursors in macaques and social learning strategies in wild vervet monkeys.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Position
  • Researcher
January 2018 - December 2019
University of Lausanne
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Social learning strategies in wild vervet monkeys
January 2017 - December 2017
University of Zurich
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • On the origins of culture: the effect of social networks on social learning strategies in wild vervet monkeys
Education
September 2009 - June 2011
Université Paris 13 Nord
Field of study
  • Ethology
September 2006 - June 2009
Paris Diderot University
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (39)
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The causes and consequences of being in a particular dominance position have been illuminated in various animal species, and new methods to assess dominance relationships and to describe the structure of dominance hierarchies have been developed in recent years. Most research has focused on same-sex relationships, however, so that intersexual domin...
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The entry into and uptake of information in social groups is critical for behavioural adaptation by long-lived species in rapidly changing environments. We exposed five groups of wild vervet monkeys to a novel food to investigate innovation of processing and consuming it. We observed whether dispersing males could introduce this innovation into gro...
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Social learning—learning from others—is the basis for behavioural traditions. Different social learning strategies (SLS), where individuals biasedly learn behaviours based on their content or who demonstrates them, may increase an individual’s fitness and generate behavioural traditions. While SLS have been mostly studied in isolation, their intera...
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Traditionally, primate cognition research has been conducted by independent teams on small populations of a few species. Such limited variation and small sample sizes pose problems that prevent us from reconstructing the evolutionary history of primate cognition. In this chapter, we discuss how large-scale collaboration, a research model successful...
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Previous primate social network studies largely limited their focus to grooming and/or aggression networks, particularly among adult females. In addition, the consistency of individuals' network centrality across time and/or different networks has received little attention, despite this being critical for a global understanding of dynamic social st...
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Le projet ManyPrimates, officiellement lancé lors du 27ème congrès de la Société Internationale de Primatologie qui s’est tenu en août 2018 à Nairobi au Kenya, est né de la volonté des chercheurs de répondre à différents problèmes et défis posés par la recherche en cognition des primates. La recherche en cognition et psychologie comparée souffre en...
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Cultural complexity is strongly shaped by the efficiency by which new knowledge is propagated. Different social learning strategies (SLS), where individuals biasedly learn particular behaviors or from specific demonstrators, can contribute to an individual’s success. While SLS have been mostly studied in isolation, their interaction and the interpl...
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In social species, network centralities of group members shape social transmission and other social phenomena. Different factors have been found to influence the measurement of social networks, such as data collection and observation methods. In this study, we collected data on adults and juveniles and examined the effect of data collection method...
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Little is known about how multiple social learning strategies interact and how organisms integrate both individual and social information. Here we combine, in a wild primate, an open diffusion experiment with a modeling approach: Network-Based Diffusion Analysis using a dynamic observation network. The vervet monkeys we study were not provided with...
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The existence of culture in nonhuman animals has been a particularly hot debate, historically opposing anthropologists to biologists. According to the latter, the mind, society and culture of humans are rooted in cognitively simple mechanisms that we share with other animals. Understanding the behavioural and cognitive precursors of human culture r...
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Animals often have a limited time to perform different fitness‐enhancing activities, such as the trade‐off between socializing versus foraging in group‐living species. Many previous studies have focused on how ecological and social factors influence activity budget at the individual or group level in various species. However, few primate studies ha...
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The complex social environments of primates create opportunities for engaging in tactical deception, especially for subordinate individuals. We analysed the behaviour of subordinate Tonkean macaques with dominant conspecifics in an experimental food competition context. The subordinate macaque could see two pieces of food in a test area, but only o...
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The present study investigated the understanding of goal-directed actions in Tonkean macaques ( Macaca tonkeana ) using the unwilling versus unable paradigm, previously used in several species. Subjects were tested in three experimental conditions that varied according to the goal-directed actions of a human actor. In the “unwilling” condition, the...
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La Théorie de l’Esprit est l’ensemble des capacités cognitives permettant à un individu de se mettre à la place d’autrui. Longtemps considérée comme spécifiquement humaine, de plus en plus de comportements sociaux complexes sont rapportés chez les grands singes et plus récemment chez certaines espèces de singes, rendant son existence au sein d’autr...
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The understanding of the visual perception of others, also named visual perspective taking, is a component of Theory of Mind. Although strong evidence of visual perspective taking has been reported in great apes, the issue is more open to discussion in monkeys. We investigated whether Tonkean macaques ( Macaca tonkeana ) know what conspecifics do a...
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Video_S3. An exemple of strategy used by subordinates.
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Supplemental_Tables_Final_Models_S1. Summary of all statistical models presented in the paper.
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Supplemental_Table_Descriptive_stats_S2. Descriptive statistics of first direction adopted by subordinates and dominants and outcome of the tests in the four experimental conditions.
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Comprendre l’intention des actions des autres est une part fondamentale de la cognition sociale humaine. La sensibilité aux intentions est un développement nécessaire et crucial chez l’enfant. Nous savons que les chimpanzés, espèce proche phylogénétiquement de l’Homme, sont capables de discriminer les intentions d’autrui. Cette capacité a-t-elle ém...
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The present study tested intentionality of a learned begging gesture and attention-reading abilities in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Subjects were trained to produce a begging gesture towards a hidden food reward that could be delivered by a human experimenter. More specifically, we investigated which attentional cues-body, face and/or eyes or...
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We tested here whether Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana), trained to produce a pointing gesture, modify their behaviour in response to different human's attentional states. More specifically, we investigated the macaque's ability to communicate intentionally about the location of an unreachable hidden food reward in several contexts which differ b...
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Les etudes portant sur les precurseurs de la Theorie de l’Esprit tels que la comprehension des etats attentionnels d’autrui ont ete largement menees chez les grands singes et ont rapporte des resultats discordants. Tandis que de nombreuses etudes ont revele que les grands singes prennent en compte l’etat attentionnel d’autrui en se basant sur des i...
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La capacité à percevoir ce que peut voir ou ne peut pas voir autrui, i.e. « perspective-taking » visuel, est un prérequis à la Théorie de l’Esprit. Alors que l'existence du « perspective-taking » a été de nombreuses fois prouvée chez les grands singes, sa présence chez les singes a été peu investiguée et est encore débattue. Dans la majorité des ét...
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Gaze behaviour, notably the alternation of gaze between distal objects and social partners that accompanies primates' gestural communication is considered a standard indicator of intentionality. However, the developmental precursors of gaze behaviour in primates' communication are not well understood. Here, we capitalized on the training in gesture...
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This is the first study to examine hand preferences in Tonkean macaques on a bimanual task. One of our objectives was to continue the move toward greater task standardization, in order to facilitate comparisons between species and studies on handedness. The main aim was to test and determine task robustness, by varying intra-task complexity. To thi...
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We review four studies investigating hand preferences for grasping versus pointing to objects at several spatial positions in human infants and three species of nonhuman primates using the same experimental setup. We expected that human infants and nonhuman primates present a comparable difference in their pattern of laterality according to tasks....

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