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Understanding and sharing intentions: The origins of cultural cognition
We propose that the crucial difference between human cognition and that of other species is the ability to participate with others in collaborative activities with shared goals and intentions: sharedExpand
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Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind? 30 years later
On the 30th anniversary of Premack and Woodruff's seminal paper asking whether chimpanzees have a theory of mind, we review recent evidence that suggests in many respects they do, whereas in otherExpand
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Humans Have Evolved Specialized Skills of Social Cognition: The Cultural Intelligence Hypothesis
Humans have many cognitive skills not possessed by their nearest primate relatives. The cultural intelligence hypothesis argues that this is mainly due to a species-specific set of social-cognitiveExpand
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Fission‐Fusion Dynamics
Renewed interest in fission‐fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlyingExpand
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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 variousExpand
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Ratcheting up the ratchet: on the evolution of cumulative culture
Some researchers have claimed that chimpanzee and human culture rest on homologous cognitive and learning mechanisms. While clearly there are some homologous mechanisms, we argue here that there areExpand
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Do apes and children know what they have seen?
Abstract. Chimpanzees and young children understand much about what other individuals have and have not seen. This study investigates what they understand about their own visual perception.Expand
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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 ofExpand
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The learning and use of gestural signals by young chimpanzees: A trans-generational study
Observations of chimpanzee gestural communication are reported. The observations represent the third longitudinal time point of an ongoing study of the Yerkes Primate Center Field Station chimpanzeeExpand
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The evolution of self-control
Significance Although scientists have identified surprising cognitive flexibility in animals and potentially unique features of human psychology, we know less about the selective forces that favorExpand
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