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New Caledonian crows use tools for non-foraging activities.

Abstract:

Tool use is of great interest for cognitive research, largely because it can be particularly revealing about the underlying information processing mechanisms. Tool use that is inflexible or requires extensive experience to change, and that is only addressed towards specific targets such as food, is not likely to reflect unusual or particularly complex cognition. On the contrary, if tools are employed flexibly and for a variety of innovative purposes, then conventional combinations of inherite...

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10.1007/s10071-010-0366-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Animal cognition
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
459-464
Publication date:
2011-05-05
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EISSN:
1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
URN:
uuid:7738779d-3ceb-43f0-9736-47daa6a2e3a7
Source identifiers:
209632
Local pid:
pubs:209632

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