Spontaneous innovation for future deception in a male chimpanzee.

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title = "Spontaneous innovation for future deception in a male chimpanzee.",
abstract = "The ability to invent means to deceive others, where the deception lies in the perceptually or contextually detached future, appears to require the coordination of sophisticated cognitive skills toward a single goal. Meanwhile innovation for a current situation has been observed in a wide range of species. Planning, on the one hand, and the social cognition required for deception on the other, have been linked to one another, both from a co-evolutionary and a neuroanatomical perspective. Innovation and deception have also been suggested to be connected in their nature of relying on novelty.",
author = "Mathias Osvath and Elin Karvonen",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1371/journal.pone.0036782",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
journal = "PLoS ONE",
issn = "1932-6203",
publisher = "Public Library of Science",
number = "5",