Chimpanzee social cognition.

  title={Chimpanzee social cognition.},
  author={Josep Call},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={5 9},
  • Josep Call
  • Published 2001 in Trends in cognitive sciences
In the late 1970s, Premack and Woodruff asked whether chimpanzees had a theory of mind. The answer to this question has remained elusive. Whereas some authors argue that chimpanzees are capable of mental state attribution, others maintain that they simply learn certain cues in ertain situations. Recent studies challenge both views. On the one hand, chimpanzees know much more about seeing than cue-based explanations suggest; on the other hand, this knowledge does not necessarily entail… CONTINUE READING

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