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What Is Challenging About Tool Use? The Capuchin's Perspective

Elisabetta Visalberghi and Dorothy Fragaszy

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Tool use has been linked to intelligence; the emergence of tools in human history is thought to reflect the evolution of human intelligence. Apart ... More


Rationality in capuchin monkey's feeding behaviour?

Elsa Addessi and Elisabetta Visalberghi

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the rationality in the feeding behaviour of capuchin monkeys and provides a cautionary perspective on the link between ... More


Evolutionary Insights into the Nature of Choice: Evidence from Nonhuman Primates

Ellen E. Furlong and Laurie R. Santos

in Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026680
eISBN:
9780262321488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Furlong and Santos survey studies of framing and situational influences on behavior in capuchin monkeys as well as humans, but they argue that both humans and monkeys can still have some control and ... More


High Fidelity

Kevin N. Laland

in Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182810
eISBN:
9780691184470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182810.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes three theoretical analyses which shed light on the question as to what was different about the behavior, morphology, or circumstances of our ancestors that allowed our ... More


The Evolutionary Origins of Causal Cognition: Learning and Using Causal Structures

Brian J. Edwards, Benjamin M. Rottman, and Laurie R. Santos

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter explores the origins of our species' drive to explain the causal world. It begins by reviewing the types of information that humans use to learn causal structures. Specifically, it ... More


Primate Social Reciprocity and the Origin of Gratitude

Kristin E. Bonnie and Frans B. M. de Waal

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the social reciprocity of gratitude in nonhuman primates, specifically chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys. It describes how these animals show gratitude and how gratitude could be ... More


What Primates Can Tell Us About the Surprising Nature of Human Choice

Laurie R. Santos and Louisa C. Egan Brad

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0063
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the most counterintuitive aspects of human choices and discusses why understanding the evolutionary origins of these counterintuitive features can provide insights into how ... More


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