Do orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) know when they do not remember?

@article{SudaKing2007DoO,
  title={Do orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) know when they do not remember?},
  author={Chikako Suda-King},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={11},
  pages={21-42}
}
Metacognition refers to the ability to monitor and control one’s own cognitive activities such as memory. Although recent studies have raised an interesting possibility that some species of nonhuman animals might possess such skills, subjects often required a numerous number of training trials to acquire the effective use of metacognitive responses. Here, five orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) were tested whether they were able to escape spatial memory tests when they did not remember the location of… CONTINUE READING

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