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Science / Monkeys & Social Status #785252

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Baltimore: Jake Tapper) Research at Duke University on the primal obsession with celebrity examined; scenes shown of rhesus macaque monkeys, who chose pictures of the dominant celebrity monkey over food; details given of the aim of the research to discover how the brain processes visual information about social status. [March 9, actress Angelina JOLIE†- wonders about the attention given her dress.] [Duke neurobiologist Dr. Michael PLATT†- talks about status among monkeys.]

Reporter(s):
Woodruff, Bob;
Tapper, Jake
Duration:
00:02:20

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