Intuitive physical reasoning about occluded objects by inexperienced chicks.

@article{Chiandetti2011IntuitivePR,
  title={Intuitive physical reasoning about occluded objects by inexperienced chicks.},
  author={Cinzia Chiandetti and Giorgio Vallortigara},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 1718},
  pages={2621-7}
}
Questions concerning the role of nature and nurture in higher cognition appear to be intractable if one restricts one's attention to development in humans. However, in other domains, such as sensory development, much information has been gained from controlled rearing studies with animals. Here, we used a similar experimental strategy to investigate intuitive reasoning about occluded objects. Newborn domestic chicks (Gallus gallus) were reared singly with a small object that became their social… CONTINUE READING
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