Object individuation using property/kind information in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).

@article{Santos2002ObjectIU,
  title={Object individuation using property/kind information in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).},
  author={Laurie Santos and Gregory M Sulkowski and Geertrui M. Spaepen and Marc D. Hauser},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={241-64}
}
Around 1 year of age, infants develop the ability to individuate objects in the absence of spatiotemporal information. Some have proposed that this capacity relies on the emergence of language and, in particular, that comprehending an object's label is required to individuate it as a particular kind. One approach to testing this hypothesis is to conduct experiments on pre-linguistic human infants. A second is to test non-linguistic animals. We followed the second approach, exploring whether… CONTINUE READING

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