Differences in cognitive processes underlying the collaborative activities of children and chimpanzees

  • Grace E. Fletchera, Felix Warnekena, Michael Tomaselloa
  • Published 2012


We compared the performance of 3and 5-year-old children with that of chimpanzees in two tasks requiring collaboration via complementary roles. In both tasks, children and chimpanzees were able to coordinate two complementary roles with peers and solve the problem cooperatively. This is the first experimental demonstration of the coordination of… (More)

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