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The role of experience in problem solving and innovative tool use in crows.

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Creative problem solving and innovative tool use in animals are often seen as indicators of advanced intelligence because they seem to imply causal reasoning abilities [1]. However, complex behavior can also arise from relatively simple mechanisms [2, 3], and the cognitive operations underlying seemingly "insightful" behavior are rarely examined [4]. By controlling and varying prior experience, it is possible to determine the minimum information animals require to solve a given problem [5]. W...

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10.1016/j.cub.2009.10.037

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
19
Issue:
22
Pages:
1965-1968
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
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uuid:6da18855-6656-4648-b75d-70a1cc2fc0cb
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209668
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pubs:209668

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