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New Caledonia crows use tools for non-foraging activities

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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 exployed flexibly and for a variety of innovative purposes, then conventional combinations of inherite...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10071-010-0366-1

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University of Sheffield
Department:
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
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University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Alexander A. S. Weir
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Animal cognition Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
459-464
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
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uuid:af1dfd3f-d5b0-4f47-a596-db587adc3625
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ora:5707

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