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Elsa Addessi

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My research activities focus on decision making, symbolic reasoning, numerical cognition and social influences on individual learning in non-human primates and preschool children 

Publications


Journal articles

   2013
Paglieri F., Focaroli V., Bramlett J., Tierno V., McIntyre J., Addessi E., Evans T., Beran M. The hybrid delay task: Can capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) sustain a delay after an initial choice to do so?. In: Behavioural Processes, vol. 94 pp. 45 - 54. Elsevier, 2013.  image   image   image
Uher J., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Contextualised behavioural measurements of personality differences obtained in behavioural tests and social observations in adult capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: Journal of Research in Personality, vol. 47 pp. 427 - 444. Elsevier, 2013.  image   image
Ventricelli M., Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Macchitella L., Paglieri F., Addessi E. How capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) behaviorally cope with increasing delay in a self-control task. In: Behavioural Processes, vol. 100 pp. 146 - 152. Elsevier, 2013.  image   image
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Selectivity in Stone Tool Use by Wild Bearded Capuchin Monkeys - Field Observations and Experimental Evidence. In: Nova Acta Leopoldina NF, vol. 111 (380) pp. 191 - 204. Leopoldina. Nationale Akademie der Wissenshaften, 2013.  image

   2012
Addessi E., Borgi M., Palagi E. Is Primatology an equal-opportunity discipline? Plos One. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30458. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030458. In: PLoS One, vol. 7(1) p. e30458. Plos, 2012.  image
Evans T., Beran M., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Delaying gratification for food and tokens in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): When quantity is salient, symbolic stimuli do not improve performance. In: Animal Cognition, vol. 15 pp. 539 - 548. , 2012.  image
Pascale E., Lucarelli M., Passarelli F., Butler R., Tamellini A., Addessi E., Visalberghi E., Manciocco A., Vitale A., Laviola G. Monomorphic Region of the Serotonin Transporter Promoter Gene in New World Monkeys. In: American Journal of Primatology, vol. 74 pp. 1028 - 1034. Wiley, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Addessi E. In search of human uniqueness.Review of "Mind the Gap.Tracing the Origins of Human Universals"(by Peter M.Kappeler & Joan B.Silk Eds). In: Metascience, vol. 20 pp. 533 - 536. , 2011.  image
Addessi E., Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Visalberghi E. How social context, token value, and time course affect token exchange in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, vol. 32 pp. 83 - 98. Spriger, 2011.  image   image
Addessi E., Paglieri F., Focaroli V. The ecological rationality of delay tolerance: insights from capuchin monkeys. In: COGNITION, vol. 119 pp. 142 - 147. 2011.
Addessi E., Rossi S. Tokens improve capuchin performance in the reverse-reward contingency task. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 278 pp. 849 - 854. 2011.

   2010
Addessi E., Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Ariely D., Visalberghi E. How to spend a token? Trade-offs between food variety and food preference in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES, vol. 83 pp. 267 - 275. 2010.
Evans T., Beran M., Addessi E. Can nonhuman primates use tokens to represent and sum quantities?. In: JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 124 pp. 369 - 380. 2010.

   2009
Silberberg A., Crescimbene L., Addessi E., Anderson J., Visalberghi E. Does inequity aversion depend on a frustration effect? A test with capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: ANIMAL COGNITION, vol. 12 pp. 505 - 509. 2009.
Visalberghi E., Addessi E., Truppa V., Spagnoletti N., Ottoni E., Izar P., Fragaszy D. Selection of effective stone tools by wild capuchin monkeys. In: CURRENT BIOLOGY, vol. 19 pp. 213 - 217. 2009.

   2008
Addessi E., Crescimbene L., Visalberghi E. Food and token quantity discrimination in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: ANIMAL COGNITION, vol. 11 (2) pp. 275 - 282. 2008.  image   image
Addessi E. Food-variety seeking in capuchin monkeys. In: PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, vol. 93 pp. 304 - 309. 2008.
Addessi E., Spagnoletti N. Macigni mini per un pranzo con noci super. In: TuttoScienze, La Stampa, vol. 1317 pp. 1 - 2. 2008.
Addessi E., Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Padoa-Schioppa C., Visalberghi E. Preference transitivity and symbolic representation in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: PLOS ONE, vol. 3 (6) p. e2414. Plosone, 2008.  image   image
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Recensione di "Prevedibilmente Irrazionale" (Dan Ariely). In: L'Indice dei Libri del Mese, vol. 12 pp. 25 - 25. 2008.
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Recensione di 'Se i cani potessero parlare' (Vilmos Csà¡nyi). In: L'Indice dei LIbri del Mese, vol. 5 pp. 28 - 28. 2008.

   2007
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Ci vuole cervello per spaccare noci con le pietre. In: Boiler, 2007.
Addessi E., Crescimbene L., Visalberghi E. Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) use tokens as symbols?. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 274 pp. 2579 - 2585. 2007.  image   image
Addessi E. Recensione di Rosso. Uno studio sulla coscienza, Nicholas Humphrey. In: Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità , vol. 43 pp. 436 - 437. 2007.
Addessi E., Chiarotti F., Visalberghi E., Anzenberger G. Response to novel food and the role of social influences in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) and Goeldi's monkeys (Callimico goeldii). In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, vol. 69 pp. 1210 - 1222. Wiley, 2007.  image   image
Truppa V., Addessi E. Che ci faccio io l� Riflessioni di un animale allo specchio. In: Piemonte Parchi, vol. 2 pp. 23 - 25. 2007.

   2006
Addessi E. Economia comportamentale. Si studiano in laboratorio i meccanismi che ci suggeriscono comportamenti e scelte. In: Le scelte del consumatore, vol. 5342 pp. 7 - 9. 2006.
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. I bambini e gli animali. In: Le scelte del consumatore, vol. 5442 pp. 20 - 21. 2006.

   2005
Addessi E., Sabbatini G., Visalberghi E., Stammati M. How tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) rank monkey chow in relation to other foods. In: ANIMAL WELFARE, vol. 14 pp. 215 - 222. UFAW, 2005.  image
Addessi E. Salgono i casi di neofobia infantile. In: Le scelte del consumatore, vol. 5256 pp. 7 - 11. 2005.
Addessi E., Galloway A., Visalberghi E., Birch L. Specific social influences on the acceptance of novel foods in 2-5-year-old children. In: APPETITE, vol. 45 pp. 264 - 271. 2005.  image
Ferrari P., Maiolini C., Addessi E., Fogassi L., Visalberghi E. The observation and hearing of eating actions activates motor programs related to eating in macaque monkeys. In: BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, vol. 161 pp. 95 - 101. Elsevier, 2005.  image   image
Galloway A. T., Addessi E., Fragaszy D., Visalberghi E. Social facilitation of eating familiar food in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella): Does it involve behavioral coordination?. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, vol. 26 (1) pp. 181 - 189. Springer, 2005.  image   image
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Mangiare con la testa. In: Mente e Cervello, vol. 13 pp. 64 - 71. 2005.

   2004
Addessi E., Galloway A. T., Birch L. L., Visalberghi E. Taste perception and food choices in capuchin monkeys and human children. In: Primatologie, vol. 6 pp. 101 - 118. 2004.  image

   2003
Addessi E., Visalbergi E. Recensione del Libro di Frans de Waal "La scimmia e l'arte del sushi. La cultura nell'uomo e negli altri animali". In: L'Indice, vol. 5 pp. 23 - 23. 2003.
Drapier M., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Response of Cebus apella to foods flavored with familiar and novel odor. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY, vol. 24 (2) pp. 295 - 315. Plenum, 2003.  image
Hare B., Addessi E., Call J., Tomasello M., Visalberghi E. Do capuchin monkeys,(Cebus apella), know what conspecifics do and do not see?. In: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, vol. 65 pp. 131 - 142. Elsevier, 2003.  image   image
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Commentary to the article of Perry et al. Social conventions in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys: evidence for tradition in a neotrpical primate. In: CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY, vol. 44 pp. 259 - 260. 2003.
Visalberghi E., Sabbatini G., Stammati M., Addessi E. Preferences towards novel foods in Cebus apella: the role of nutrients and social influences. In: PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, vol. 80 pp. 341 - 349. Elsevier, 2003.  image   image

   2002
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Nabucodonosor il babbuino. Recensione del libro di R. Sapolski, Diario di un uomo scimmia. In: l'indice, vol. 2 p. 32. 2002.

   2001
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. IL DILEMMA DELL'ONNIVORO. In: SAPERE, vol. 6 pp. 64 - 69. 2001.
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Il dilemma dell'onnivoro. 2001.
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Social facilitation of eating novel food in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella): Input provided by group members and responses affected in the observer. In: ANIMAL COGNITION, vol. 4 pp. 297 - 303. Springer, 2001.  image   image
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Acceptance of novel foods in capuchin monkeys: do specific social facilitation and visual stimulus enhancement play a role?. In: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, vol. 62 pp. 567 - 576. Elsevier, 2001.  image

   2000
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Response to changes in food palatability in tufted capuchin monkeys, Cebus apella. In: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, vol. 59 pp. 231 - 238. Elsevier, 2000.  image
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Seeing group members eating a familiar food enhances the acceptance of novel foods in capuchin monkeys. In: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, vol. 60 pp. 69 - 76. Elsevier, 2000.  image   image

Books/Monographs

   2004
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Individual and social learning about food. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2006
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. How social influences affect food neophobia in captive chimpanzees. A comparative approach. Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, 2006.
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Rationality in capuchin monkeys' feeding behaviour?. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

   2003
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Food for thought: social learning and the feeding behavior in capuchin monkeys. Insights from the laboratory (pp. 187-212. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Voci: Attaccamento (pp. 80-82); Intelligenza (pp. 522-530); Apprendimento (pp. 61-70); Problem solving (pp. 759-761). Torino: UTET, 2003.

Technical reports

   2002
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Nabucodonosor il babbuino. Recensione del libro "Diario di un uomo scimmia", di Robert Sapolski. Addessi, E. & Visalberghi, E. 2002.

   2001
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Recensione del libro "La bella e le bestie", di Carole Jahme. Addessi, E. & Visalberghi, E. 2001.

   2000
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Solo l'uomo è morale. Recensione del libro "La scimmia che si parla. Linguaggio, autocoscienza e libertà nell'animale umano", di Felice Cimatti. Addessi, E. & Visalberghi, E. 2000.

Abstracts

   2012
Addessi E., Paglieri F., Focaroli V., Visalberghi E. An egg today? Or a hen tomorrow? Delay discounting for primary an secondary rewards in capuchin monkeys. In: International Journal of Primatology. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image
De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Macchitella L., Rossi S., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Delay discounting for primary and secondary rewards in capuchin monkeys. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image
Macchitella L., De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Evans T., Beran M., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Does preference for a larger delayed reward necessarily indicate self-control? An evaluation of the validity of the intertemporal choice task in capuchin monkeys. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image
Ventricelli M., Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Macchitella L., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Response latency and self-directed behaviours by capuchin monkeys in an intemporal choice task. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. . p. .. , 2012.  image   image

   2011
De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Macchitella L., Rossi S., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Delay Discounting for Primary and Secondary Rewards in Capuchin Monkeys. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association, 2011 (Bussolengo, 10-13 Aprile 2011). Abstract, vol. 82 pp. 252 - 252. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image
Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Why Capuchins Monkeys (Cebus apella) Have the Patience of a Saint? A Comparative Analysis of Five Primate Species' Performance in the Intertemporal Choice Task. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association, 2011 (Bussolengo, 10-13 Aprile 2011). Abstract, vol. 82 pp. 255 - 255. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image
Macchitella L., De Petrillo F., Focaroli V., Evans T., Beran M., Addessi E., Paglieri F. Does Preference for a Larger Delayed Reward Necessarily Indicate Self-control? An Evaluation of the Validity of the Intertemporal Choice Task in Capuchin Monkeys. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association (Bussolengo, 10/13 April 2011). Abstract, pp. 248 - 281. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image
Ventricelli M., Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., Macchitella L., Paglieri F., Addessi E. Response Latency and Self-Directed Behaviours by Capuchin Monkeys in an Intertemporal Choice Task. In: 20th Meeting of the Italian Primatological Association, 2011 (Bussolengo, 10-13 April 2011). Abstract, pp. 268 - 269. (Folia Primatologica). Karger, 2011.  image

   2009
Addessi E., Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Ariely D., Visalberghi E. How to spend a token? Value representation and food choice in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 80 p. 363. , 2009.  image
Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Addessi E., Ariely D., Visalberghi E. Is variety the spice of capuchins' life? An experiment on token value representation and food choice. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 80 p. 127. , 2009.  image
Rossi S., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Do symbols improve capuchins' performance in a reverse-reward contingency task?. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 80 p. 379. , 2009.  image
Rossi S., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Symbolic stimuli facilitate capuchin monkeys to solve the reverse-reward contingency task. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 80 pp. 139 - 140. , 2009.  image

   2008
Addessi E., Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Visalberghi E. Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) deal with tokens as they do with real food?. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 79 (5) p. 305. , 2008.  image
Addessi E., Garramone A., Tranchida F., Natale F., Visalberghi E. An intervention to promote a scientific approach towards animals and a correct understanding of animal well-being in elementary school students. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 79 (3) pp. 150 - 151. , 2008.  image
Addessi E., Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Visalberghi E. Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) deal with tokens as they do with real food?. In: Folia Primatologica, 79:305. 2008.
Addessi E., Maranesi M., Visalberghi E. Tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) prefer variety when dealing with objects and food. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 79 (3) p. 146. 2008.
Addessi E., Spagnoletti N., Visalberghi E. Wild bearded capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) select functional hammer tools. In: PRIMATE EYE. Abstract, vol. 96 (Sp CD_ROM iss-IPS 2008) p. 472. , 2008.  image
Crescimbene L., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) use tokens as symbols?. vol. 79 (3) p. 142. , 2008.
Mancini A., Crescimbene L., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Does token value combine according to transitivity in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)?. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 79 (3) p. 149. , 2008.
Riviello M., Wirz A., Addessi E., Natale F., Poti P., Sabbatini G., Saporiti M., Truppa V., Visalberghi E., Spinozzi G. The Primate Centre of the CNR (Rome, Italy): research and education. In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 79 (5) p. 377. 2008.

   2006
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) seek food variety. In: International Journal of Primatology. Abstract, vol. 27 (1) p. 209. , 2006.  image
Addessi E., Crescimbene L., Visalberghi E. Comprensione del valore simbolico dei token nel cebo dai cornetti (Cebus apella)?. In: XXII Convegno della Società  Italiana di Etologia (SIE) (Erice (TP), 2006).
Addessi E., Crescimbene L., Visalberghi E. Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) use tokens as symbols?. In: Simposio "Comparison and Interaction between Semiotic Resources in Evolution and Development" (Lund (Svezia), 2006).
Addessi E., Visalberghi E., Anzenberger G. How social influences affect food neophobia and exploration in two South-American primate species (Callimico goeldii and Callithrix jacchus). In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 77 (4) p. 282. 2006.
Addessi E., Visalberghi E., Aznenberger G. How two South-American primate species (Callimico goeldii and Callithrix jacchus) deal with novel foods: the role of the social context. In: International Journal of Primatology. Abstract, vol. 27 (1) p. 207. , 2006.  image
Ferrari P., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Evolutionary processes and constraints on the origins of social cognition. In: 21st Congress International Primatological Society (Entebbe (Uganda), Abstract, 2006.
Ferrari P., Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Symposium: social influences on individual behavior: fromsocial contagion to social synchronization and cooperation evolutionary processes and constraints on the origins of social cognition. In: International Journal of Primatology. Abstract, vol. 27 (1) p. 536. , 2006.  image
Ferrari P. F., Fogassi L., Maiolini C., Addessi E., Paukner A., Visalberghi E. Recognising when being imitated and the repetition of observed actions in macaques (Macaca nemestrina). In: Folia Primatologica, 77: 278-279. 2006.
Ferrari P., Fogassi L., Maiolini C., Addessi E., Paukner A., Visalberghi E. Recognising when being imitated and the repetition of observed actions in macaques (Macaca nemestrina). In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 77 (4) pp. 278 - 279. , 2006.  image

   2005
Addessi E., Visalberghi E., Anzenberger G. How social influences affect food neophobia and exploration in two South-American primate species (Callimico goeldii and Callithrix jacchus). In: XVII Congresso dell'Associazione Primatologica Italiana (API) (Palermo, 2005).

   2004
Addessi E., Sabbatini G., Stammati M., Visalberghi E. Factors affecting preferences for novel and familiar food in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 75(S1) p. 231. , 2004.  image
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. The role of individual learning, social facilitation and stimulus enhancement in the acquisition of an object-choice task in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: Folia Primatologica. Abstract, vol. 75 (6) p. 395. , 2004.  image
Addessi E., Birch L., Visalberghi E. Social influences on food neophobia in young children. In: Convegno della Società  Italiana di Etologia (SIE) (Padova, Abstract, 2004.
Addessi E. Traditions: what are the ingredients? The capuchin monkeys' recipe. In: Capuchins: The state of the art (Radicondoli (SI), 2004).

   2003
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. Apprendimento individuale, facilitazione sociale e incentivazione dell'interesse verso lo stimolo nell'acquisizione di un compito di scelta dell'oggetto nel cebo dai cornetti (Cebus apella). In: XVI Convegno dell'Associazione Primatologica Italiana (API) (Radicondoli, (Siena), 2003).
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. How social influences affect food neophobia in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: Society for Nutrition Education (Philadelphia (USA), Abstract, 2003.
Addessi E., Visalberghi E. The role of social influences on food neophobia in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). In: XI Conference of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (Groningen (The Netherlands), 2003).
Visalberghi E., Addessi E. Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) learn from others, with others, or by themselves about novel foods? Insights from the laboratory. In: XXVIII International Etholological Conference (Florianopolis (Brazil), 2003).
Visalbergi E., Addessi E. Apprendimento sociale e "culture" nei Primati non umani: luoghi comuni e analisi critica. In: Seminario: "Intersezioni" su: Processi di mediazione e vincoli nella diffusione e trasmissione culturale (Roma, 2003).

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