Monkey business: primates’ social life tracked with wireless neuronal recording

29 May 2024 Off By Bambam

Nature, Published online: 29 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-00467-0

Primates have rich social lives orchestrated by brain circuits that are still poorly understood, partly because they have not been studied under naturalistic conditions. New wireless technology for recording neuronal activity in freely moving monkeys enabled insights into how neurons track natural social interactions, including reciprocity and social support towards a partner.