The association between imitation recognition and socio-communicative competencies in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

@inproceedings{Pope2015TheAB,
  title={The association between imitation recognition and socio-communicative competencies in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)},
  author={Sarah M. Pope and Jamie L. Russell and William D. Hopkins},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2015}
}
Imitation recognition provides a viable platform from which advanced social cognitive skills may develop. Despite evidence that non-human primates are capable of imitation recognition, how this ability is related to social cognitive skills is unknown. In this study, we compared imitation recognition performance, as indicated by the production of testing behaviors, with performance on a series of tasks that assess social and physical cognition in 49 chimpanzees. In the initial analyses, we found… CONTINUE READING
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