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The perception of causality in chimpanzees (Pan spp.).

Abstract:

Chimpanzees (Pan spp.) were tested on a habituation/dishabituation paradigm that was originally developed to test for comprehension of causality in very young human infants. Three versions of the test were used: a food item being moved by a hand, a human pushing another human off a chair to obtain a food item, and a film clip of natural chimpanzee behaviour (capturing and eating a monkey). Chimpanzees exhibited similar results to those obtained with human infants, with significantly elevated ...

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10.1007/s10071-004-0231-1

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Journal:
Animal cognition
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
60-66
Publication date:
2005-01-05
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EISSN:
1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
URN:
uuid:4424db9d-aa03-4727-9918-304260381cb8
Source identifiers:
279891
Local pid:
pubs:279891

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