Tool use and physical cognition in birds and mammals

  title={Tool use and physical cognition in birds and mammals},
  author={N. Emery and N. Clayton},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  • N. Emery, N. Clayton
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • In the wild, chimpanzees are the most prolific and proficient tool users, yet their understanding of tools in the laboratory is surprisingly poor. Although this apparent lack of understanding might be interpreted as a reflection of a general failure of animals to appreciate 'folk physics', recent studies suggest that some non-tool using species perform rather well on such laboratory tasks. In some animals, tool use and manufacture may also engage aspects of planning, but some non-tool using… CONTINUE READING
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