Masataka Ueno

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Masataka Ueno
Faculty of Human Sciences
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Awards & Honors

Jul 2016
Takashima Award, Primate Society of Japan

Published Papers

Masataka Ueno, Masayuki Nakamichi
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology   72    Jun 2018
© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. Abstract: Some animals conserve body heat through physical contact with conspecifics (i.e., huddling) under cold climate conditions. However, the factors that promote huddle partner se...
UENO Masataka
Primate Research      2018
<p>Group-living primates often perform complex social behaviors. Traditionally, observational and experimental studies have provided important insights into the social behaviors of primates; however, these studies have limitations regarding unambi...
UENO Masataka
Primate Research   33(1) 21-34   2017   [Refereed]
<p>Group-living primates are likely to spend a substantial amount of time grooming and resting with a small number of other group members. Such close and enduring relationships are regarded as affiliative. The properties of affiliative relationshi...
Masataka Ueno, Masayuki Nakamichi
Behavioural Processes   129 41-43   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 Elsevier B.V. It is unclear whom animals select to huddle with for thermoregulation. In this study, we investigated whom Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) mothers huddled with-their young offspring or other adult group members-when there is...
Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology   66(2) 91-107   2016   [Refereed]
<p>Many researchers have investigated why and how animals benefit from each other in a group. Grooming is considered as prosocial behavior in animal societies; the groomer expends time and energy costs, while the groomee receives hygienic and phys...
Masataka Ueno, Kazunori Yamada, Masayuki Nakamichi
Journal of Comparative Psychology   129 394-401   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015 American Psychological Association. In animal societies, the effect of grooming interactions on anxiety reduction is unclear. This study examined the effects of giving and receiving grooming on anxiety reduction in free ranging female Japan...
Masataka Ueno
Primate Research   30(1) 157-162   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Masataka Ueno, Kazunori Yamada, Masayuki Nakamichi
Primates   55 81-87   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
In group-living primates, individuals often exchange grooming with not only kin but also non-kin. We investigated the effect of soliciting behaviors on grooming exchanges in a free-ranging Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) group at Katsuyama. In t...