The perception of causality in chimpanzees (Pan spp.)

@article{OConnell2004ThePO,
  title={The perception of causality in chimpanzees (Pan spp.)},
  author={Sanjida M. O’Connell and Robin I M Dunbar},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={60-66}
}
Chimpanzees (Pan spp.) were tested on a habituation/dishabituation paradigm that was originally developed to test for comprehension of causality in very young human infants. Three versions of the test were used: a food item being moved by a hand, a human pushing another human off a chair to obtain a food item, and a film clip of natural chimpanzee behaviour (capturing and eating a monkey). Chimpanzees exhibited similar results to those obtained with human infants, with significantly elevated… CONTINUE READING

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