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Research Article

Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta) Do Recognize Themselves in the Mirror: Implications for the Evolution of Self-Recognition

  • Abigail Z. Rajala,

    Affiliation: Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Katharine R. Reininger,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Kimberly M. Lancaster,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Luis C. Populin mail

    Lpopulin@wisc.edu

    Affiliations: Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Eye Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: September 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012865

About the Authors

Abigail Z. Rajala, Luis C. Populin
Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Katharine R. Reininger, Kimberly M. Lancaster, Luis C. Populin
Department of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Luis C. Populin
Eye Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Luis C. Populin
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Lpopulin@wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AZR KRR KML LCP. Performed the experiments: AZR KRR KML LCP. Analyzed the data: AZR KRR KML LCP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AZR KRR KML LCP. Wrote the paper: AZR KRR KML LCP.