Theory of mind in nonhuman primates.

@article{Heyes1998TheoryOM,
  title={Theory of mind in nonhuman primates.},
  author={Cecilia Heyes},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          101-14; discussion 115-48
        }
}
Since the BBS article in which Premack and Woodruff (1978) asked "Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?," it has been repeatedly claimed that there is observational and experimental evidence that apes have mental state concepts, such as "want" and "know." Unlike research on the development of theory of mind in childhood, however, no substantial progress has been made through this work with nonhuman primates. A survey of empirical studies of imitation, self-recognition, social relationships… CONTINUE READING

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