Do chimpanzees know what conspecifics know?

  title={Do chimpanzees know what conspecifics know?},
  author={B. Hare and J. Call and M. Tomasello},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • B. Hare, J. Call, M. Tomasello
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • We conducted three experiments on social problem solving by chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes. In each experiment a subordinate and a dominant individual competed for food, which was placed in various ways on the subordinate's side of two opaque barriers. In some conditions dominants had not seen the food hidden, or food they had seen hidden was moved elsewhere when they were not watching (whereas in control conditions they saw the food being hidden or moved). At the same time, subordinates always… CONTINUE READING
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