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The Domestication of Social Cognition in Dogs
Dogs are more skillful than great apes at a number of tasks in which they must read human communicative signals indicating the location of hidden food. In this study, we found that wolves who were… Expand
Human-like social skills in dogs?
Domestic dogs are unusually skilled at reading human social and communicative behavior--even more so than our nearest primate relatives. For example, they use human social and communicative behavior… Expand
Do chimpanzees know what conspecifics know?
We conducted three experiments on social problem solving by chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes. In each experiment a subordinate and a dominant individual competed for food, which was placed in various… Expand
Chimpanzees know what conspecifics do and do not see
We report a series of experiments on social problem solving in chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes. In each experiment a subordinate and a dominant individual were put into competition over two pieces of… Expand
Five primate species follow the visual gaze of conspecifics
Individuals from five primate species were tested experimentally for their ability to follow the visual gaze of conspecifics to an outside object. Subjects were from captive social groups of… Expand
Tolerance Allows Bonobos to Outperform Chimpanzees on a Cooperative Task
- B. Hare, A. P. Melis, V. Woods, S. Hastings, R. Wrangham
- Medicine, Biology
- Current Biology
- 3 April 2007
To understand constraints on the evolution of cooperation, we compared the ability of bonobos and chimpanzees to cooperatively solve a food-retrieval problem. We addressed two hypotheses. The… Expand
Cues to food location that domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) of different ages do and do not use
Abstract The results of three experiments are reported. In the main study, a human experimenter presented domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) with a variety of social cues intended to indicate the… Expand
Can competitive paradigms increase the validity of experiments on primate social cognition?
- B. Hare
- Psychology, Medicine
- Animal Cognition
- 2 June 2001
Abstract Experiments vary in their ability to distinguish between competing hypotheses. In tests on primate cognition the majority of this variation is due to an experimenter’s ability to test… Expand
The self-domestication hypothesis: evolution of bonobo psychology is due to selection against aggression
Experiments indicate that selection against aggression in mammals can have multiple effects on their morphology, physiology, behaviour and psychology, and that these results resemble a syndrome of… Expand
Engineering cooperation in chimpanzees: tolerance constraints on cooperation
The cooperative abilities of captive chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, in experiments do not match the sophistication that might be predicted based on their naturally occurring cooperative behaviours.… Expand