How great is great ape foresight?

Suddendorf, Thomas, Corballis, Michael C. and Collier-Baker, Emma (2009) How great is great ape foresight?. Animal Cognition, 12 5: 751-754. doi:10.1007/s10071-009-0253-9

Author Suddendorf, Thomas
Corballis, Michael C.
Collier-Baker, Emma
Title How great is great ape foresight?
Journal name Animal Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1435-9448
Publication date 2009-09-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1007/s10071-009-0253-9
Volume 12
Issue 5
Start page 751
End page 754
Total pages 4
Editor Tatiana Czeschlik
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Osvath and Osvath (Anim Cogn 11: 661–674, 2008) report innovative studies with two chimpanzees and one orangutan that suggest some capacity to select and keep a tool for use about an hour later. This is a welcome contribution to a small, but rapidly growing, field. Here we point out some of the weaknesses in the current data and caution the interpretation the authors advance. It is not clear to what extent the apes really engaged in any foresight in these studies.
Keyword Great apes
Mental time travel
Episodic memory
Bischof-Köhler hypothesis
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Article first published online on 30th June, 2009.

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Sub-type: Editorial
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