Risk preferences in monkeys

A study of rhesus monkeys participating in a gambling experiment finds that the monkeys made specific and coherent choices between gambles of different rewards, and economic decision theory helped predict the monkeys’ choices, suggesting that primates may display stable beliefs, consistent preferences, and mild risk-seeking behavior. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-02217: “Utility functions predict variance and skewness risk preferences in monkeys,” by Wilfried Genest, William R. Stauffer, and Wolfram Schultz.