However, in other pairs, the fearless behaviour of the naive monkey ended up teaching the conditioned one not to fear the object anymore. He was not making a study of group dynamics or herd behaviour at all. His tradesman were always polite and helpful. The female monkeys seemed to learn behaviours simply by observation including cases in which the punished monkey learned that there would be no more air blasts by watching the new monkey play with the object. The authors never provided a source.
And what were the actual results of this barely relevant, totally different experiment? We went for a beautiful natural coloured floor tile, hardwood vanity which was complimented perfectly with a simple white wall to brighten up the room. This story has been doing the rounds since , and it has never been verified.