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Can young chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) imitate arbitrary actions? Hayes & Hayes (1952) revisited

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Two chimpanzees imitated 13 and 17 novel arbitrary gestures, respectively. They were first taught to reproduce 15 gestures on a command, and then presented with 48 novel items. Two independent observers correctly identified a significant number of the chimpanzees' imitations. Results provide evidence of a basic cognitive capacity for perspective-taking and cross-modal matching. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-859
Number of pages23
JournalBehaviour
Volume132
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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