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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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Animals Count

Animals Count

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(p.178) 14 Animals Count
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Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings
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Duane M. Rumbaugh

David A. Washburn

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0014

This chapter focuses on studies of numerical cognition in animals. It highlights selected studies that illustrate how animals respond to the numerousness of stimuli, perform combinatorial operations on quantities, and count. The chapter describes the performances of chimpanzees in tasks called NUMATH and ORDINALITY, where their enumerative and counting abilities were evaluated.

Keywords:   numerical cognition, stimuli, combinatorial operations, NUMATH, ORDINALITY, enumerative abilities, counting, chimpanzees

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