Imitation and Tool Use in Rehabilitant Orangutans

  title={Imitation and Tool Use in Rehabilitant Orangutans},
  author={Anne E. Russon and Birut{\'e} M. F. Galdikas},
Imitation and tool use are expressions of intelligence that have, at one time or another, played central roles in evolutionary reconstructions of human intelligence. It is fairly well established that both occur in great apes, but questions remain over the relations between the two. This relation is critical because imitation could offer a powerful process for the social transmission of tool related skills. We explored the relation between imitation and tool use with data from our observational… CONTINUE READING