Evidence suggesting that desire-state attribution may govern food sharing in Eurasian jays.

@article{Ostoji2013EvidenceST,
  title={Evidence suggesting that desire-state attribution may govern food sharing in Eurasian jays.},
  author={Ljerka Ostoji{\'c} and Rachael C Shaw and Lucy G Cheke and Nicola S. Clayton},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 10},
  pages={4123-8}
}
State-attribution is the ability to ascribe to others an internal life like one's own and to understand that internal, psychological states such as desire, hope, belief, and knowledge underlie others' actions. Despite extensive research, comparative studies struggle to adequately integrate key factors of state-attribution that have been identified by evolutionary and developmental psychology as well as research on empathy. Here, we develop a behavioral paradigm to address these issues and… CONTINUE READING
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