Imitation as behaviour parsing.

@article{Byrne2003ImitationAB,
  title={Imitation as behaviour parsing.},
  author={R. Byrne},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={358 1431},
  pages={
          529-36
        }
}
  • R. Byrne
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Non-human great apes appear to be able to acquire elaborate skills partly by imitation, raising the possibility of the transfer of skill by imitation in animals that have only rudimentary mentalizing capacities: in contrast to the frequent assumption that imitation depends on prior understanding of others' intentions. Attempts to understand the apes' behaviour have led to the development of a purely mechanistic model of imitation, the 'behaviour parsing' model, in which the statistical… Expand
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