The imitation faculty in monkeys : evaluating its features , distribution and evolution

@inproceedings{Subiaul2007TheIF,
  title={The imitation faculty in monkeys : evaluating its features , distribution and evolution},
  author={Francys Subiaul},
  year={2007}
}
Despite more than 100 years of research, there is no agreement among experts as to whether or not monkeys can imitate. Part of the problem is that there is little agreement as to what constitutes an example of ‘imitation.’ Nevertheless, recent research provides compelling evidence for both continuities and discontinuities in the psychological faculty that mediates imitation performance in monkeys and apes, including humans. For instance, a number of studies have shown that monkeys are capable… CONTINUE READING

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