The limits of chimpanzee-human comparisons for understanding human cognition.

@article{Reader2012TheLO,
  title={The limits of chimpanzee-human comparisons for understanding human cognition.},
  author={Simon M. Reader and Steven Hrotic},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={238-9}
}
Evolutionary questions require specialized approaches, part of which are comparisons between close relatives. However, to understand the origins of human tool behavior, comparisons with solely chimpanzees are insufficient, lacking the power to identify derived traits. Moreover, tool use is unlikely a unitary phenomenon. Large-scale comparative analyses… CONTINUE READING