Monkeys and apes: are their cognitive skills really so different?

  title={Monkeys and apes: are their cognitive skills really so different?},
  author={Federica Amici and Filippo Aureli and Josep Call},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={143 2},
Differences in cognitive skills across taxa, and between monkeys and apes in particular, have been explained by different hypotheses, although these often are not supported by systematic interspecific comparisons. Here, we directly compared the cognitive performance of the four great apes and three monkey species (spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, and long-tailed macaques), differing in their phylogenetic-relatedness and socioecology. We tested subjects on their ability to remember object… CONTINUE READING

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