Spontaneous innovation for future deception in a male chimpanzee.

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Spontaneous innovation for future deception in a male chimpanzee. / Osvath, Mathias; Karvonen, Elin.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 5, e36782, 2012.

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T1 - Spontaneous innovation for future deception in a male chimpanzee.

AU - Osvath, Mathias

AU - Karvonen, Elin

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

U2 - 10.1371/journal.pone.0036782

DO - 10.1371/journal.pone.0036782

M3 - Article

VL - 7

JO - PLoS ONE

JF - PLoS ONE

SN - 1932-6203

IS - 5

M1 - e36782

ER -