Goal attribution in chimpanzees

Claudia Uller, Shaun B Nichols

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Abstract

Does the chimpanzee attribute goals to others? Recent infant studies using the looking time measure have been interpreted as evidence that human infants attribute goals. An experiment modeled on these studies was carried out on chimpanzees, and the chimpanzees responded the way infants do. This indicates that chimpanzees also attribute goals and hence that this capacity is not distinctively human. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCognition
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 14 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Comparative cognition
  • Goal attribution
  • Theory of mind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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Goal attribution in chimpanzees. / Uller, Claudia; Nichols, Shaun B.

In: Cognition, Vol. 76, No. 2, 14.08.2000.

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Uller, Claudia ; Nichols, Shaun B. / Goal attribution in chimpanzees. In: Cognition. 2000 ; Vol. 76, No. 2.
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