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Behavioral Assessment of Manual Dexterity in Non-Human Primates
 

Behavioral Assessment of Manual Dexterity in Non-Human Primates

Article DOI: 10.3791/3258
November 11th, 2011

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Summary November 11th, 2011

As manual dexterity is a prerogative mainly of primates, behavioral tasks have been developed in macaque monkeys. Four reach and grasp prehension tasks, measuring hand manipulation ability and force, allow to establish functional recovery after a lesion of the central nervous system and to test the effect of a treatment.

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