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What Young Chimpanzees Know about Seeing

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April 2000

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Previous experimental research has suggested that chimpanzees may understand some of the epitemological aspects of visual perception, such as how the perceptual act of seeing can have internal mental consequences for an individual's state of knowledge. Other research suggests that chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates may understand visual perception at a simpler level; that is, they may at least understand seeing as a mental event that subjectively anchors organisms to the external world. However, these results are ambiguous and are open to several interpretations. In this Monograph, we report the results of 15 studies that were conducted with chimpanzees and preschool children to explore their knowledge about visual perception.

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Abstract. Reconstructing the Evolution of Psychological Development. Understanding Visual Perception. Understanding Who Can See You: Preliminary Investigations. Understanding Who Can See You: Further Investigations. Assessing Validity with Young Children. Conclusions. Appendix. References. Acknowledgments. Commentary On Not Understanding Minds (R. Peter Hobson) Chimpanzee Social Cognition (Michael Tomasello) Relay Growing Up Ape (Daniel J. Povinelli) Contributors Statement of Editorial Policy
EAN: 9780631224525
ISBN: 0631224521
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2000
Seitenanzahl: 204 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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