Chimpanzee problem-solving: a test for comprehension.

  title={Chimpanzee problem-solving: a test for comprehension.},
  author={David Premack and Guy Woodruff},
  volume={202 4367},
An adult chimpanzee was shown videotaped scenes of a human actor struggling with one of eight problems and was then shown two photographs, one of which depicted an action or an object (or both) that could constitute a solution to the problem. On seven of the eight problems, the animal consistently chose the correct photograph. This test problem-solving comprehension permits the animal's knowledge about problem-solving--its ability to infer the nature of problems and to recognize potential… CONTINUE READING

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