Chimpanzees do not take into account what others can hear in a competitive situation

  title={Chimpanzees do not take into account what others can hear in a competitive situation},
  author={Juliane Br{\"a}uer and Josep Call and Michael Tomasello},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  pages={175 - 178}
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) know what others can and cannot see in a competitive situation. Does this reflect a general understanding the perceptions of others? In a study by Hare et al. (2000) pairs of chimpanzees competed over two pieces of food. Subordinate individuals preferred to approach food that was behind a barrier that the dominant could not see, suggesting that chimpanzees can take the visual perspective of others. We extended this paradigm to the auditory modality to investigate… CONTINUE READING

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