Apes' use of iconic cues in the object-choice task

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In previous studies great apes have shown little ability to locate hidden food using a physical marker placed by a human directly on the target location. In this study, we hypothesized that the perceptual similarity between an iconic cue and the hidden reward (baited container) would help apes to infer the location of the food. In the first two experiments… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10071-005-0013-4

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@article{Herrmann2005ApesUO, title={Apes' use of iconic cues in the object-choice task}, author={E. Herrmann and Alicia P. Melis and Michael Tomasello}, journal={Animal Cognition}, year={2005}, volume={9}, pages={118-130} }