Rhesus Monkeys Attribute Perceptions to Others

  title={Rhesus Monkeys Attribute Perceptions to Others},
  author={Jonathan I. Flombaum and L. Santos},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • Jonathan I. Flombaum, L. Santos
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Paramount among human cognitive abilities is the capacity to reason about what others think, want, and see--a capacity referred to as a theory of mind (ToM). Despite its importance in human cognition, the extent to which other primates share human ToM capacities has for decades remained a mystery. To date, primates [1, 2] have performed poorly in behavioral tasks that require ToM abilities, despite the fact that some macaques are known to encode social stimuli at the level of single neurons [3… CONTINUE READING
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