Photo: "The Polar Express" Would Creep Out Monkeys Too?



An unrealistic animated monkey (left), a realistic animated monkey (center), and actual video of a monkey were used in a study released in October 2009.

Macaques in the study generally avoided looking at the realistic animated macaque, suggesting that, like many humans, the monkeys were disturbed by hyper-real depictions of members of their own species, the study says.



Images courtesy Asif A. Ghazanfar


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