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Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings$
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Duane Rumbaugh and David Washburn

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300099836

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300099836.001.0001

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When Emergents Just Don't Emerge

When Emergents Just Don't Emerge

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(p.167) 13 When Emergents Just Don't Emerge
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Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings
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Duane M. Rumbaugh

David A. Washburn

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0013

This chapter discusses the difference between the cognitive abilities of chimpanzees and monkeys. It examines what is learned by what monkeys apparently cannot do. The chapter explores two topics: species differences (capacities that have been demonstrated for apes but not for monkeys) and meaningful failures (tasks on which monkeys have inexplicably failed to learn relationally.

Keywords:   cognitive abilities, chimpanzees, monkeys, species differences, apes, meaningful failures

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