Foresight, function representation, and social intelligence in great apes (Commentary on K. Vaesen “The cognitive basis of human tool use”)

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T1 - Foresight, function representation, and social intelligence in great apes (Commentary on K. Vaesen “The cognitive basis of human tool use”)

AU - Osvath, Mathias

AU - Persson, Tomas

AU - Gärdenfors, Peter

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - We find problems with Vaesen's treatment of the primatological research, in particular his analysis of foresight, function representation, and social intelligence. We argue that his criticism of research on foresight in great apes is misguided. His claim that primates do not attach functions to particular objects is also problematic. Finally, his analysis of theory of mind neglects many distinctions.

AB - We find problems with Vaesen's treatment of the primatological research, in particular his analysis of foresight, function representation, and social intelligence. We argue that his criticism of research on foresight in great apes is misguided. His claim that primates do not attach functions to particular objects is also problematic. Finally, his analysis of theory of mind neglects many distinctions.

U2 - 10.1017/S0140525X11002068

DO - 10.1017/S0140525X11002068

M3 - Debate/Note/Editorial

VL - 35

SP - 234

EP - 235

JO - Behavioral and Brain Sciences

JF - Behavioral and Brain Sciences

SN - 1469-1825

IS - 4

ER -