Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees



Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees
Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees
Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Masaki Tomonaga, and Masayuki Tanaka (Eds.)
Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees

Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-4-431-30246-9 (Hardcover) / 978-4-431-53991-9 (Softcover)

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From an evolutionary perspective, understanding chimpanzees offers a way of understanding the basis of human nature. This book on Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees is the first of its kind to focus on infants reared by their own mothers within a natural setting, illustrating various aspects of chimpanzee cognition and the developmental changes that accompany them. The subjects of this book are chimpanzees of three generations inhabiting an enriched environment as well as a wild community in West Africa; and phenomena such as face recognition, concept formation, object manipulation, tool manufacture and use, decision making, learning, communication, self-awareness, intentionality, understanding others’ minds, cooperation, deception, altruism, and reciprocity observed within these groups are reported herein. Unique approaches both in the field and in the laboratory go hand in hand to illustrate the cognitive world of our closest living evolutionary relatives.

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Table of contents

  • Foreword Jane Goodall
  • Preface Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Part 1 Introduction to Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees
  • SocioCognitive Development in Chimpanzees: A Synthesis of Laboratory Work and FieldworkTetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Part 2 Behavioral and Physical Foundation
  • A New Comparative Perspective on Prenatal Motor Behaviors: Preliminary Research with Four-Dimensional Ultrasonography Hideko Takeshita, Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi, and Satoshi Hirata
  • Cognitive Abilities Before Birth: Learning and Long-Lasting Memory in a Chimpanzee Fetus Nobuyuki Kawai
  • Spindle Neurons in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex of Humans and Great Apes Motoharu Hayashi
  • Descent of the Larynx in Chimpanzees: Mosaic and Multiple-Step Evolution of the Foundations for Human Speech Takeshi Nishimura
  • Understanding the Growth Pattern of Chimpanzees: Does It Conserve the Pattern of the Common Ancestor of Humans and Chimpanzees? Yuzuru Hamada and Toshifumi Udono
  • The Application of a Human Personality Test to Chimpanzees and Survey of Polymorphism in Genes Relating to Neurotransmitters and Hormones Miho Inoue-Murayama, Emi Hibino, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Satoshi Hirata, Osamu Takenaka, Ikuo Hayasaka, Shin’ichi Ito, and Yuichi Murayama
  • Part 3 Communication and Mother-Infant Relationship
  • Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mother?Infant Relationship Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Development of Facial Information Processing in Nonhuman Primates Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi
  • Development of Joint Attention in Infant Chimpanzees Sanae Okamoto-Barth and Masaki Tomonaga
  • Food Sharing and Referencing Behavior in Chimpanzee Mother and Infant Ari Ueno
  • Development of Chimpanzee Social Cognition in the First 2 Years of Life Masaki Tomonaga
  • Part 4 Social Cognition: Imitation and Understanding Others
  • Chimpanzee Learning and Transmission of Tool Use to Fish for Honey Satoshi Hirata
  • How and When Do Chimpanzees Acquire the Ability to Imitate? Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi
  • Yawning: An Opening into Empathy? James R. Anderson and Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • How Social Influences Affect Food Neophobia in Captive Chimpanzees: A Comparative Approach Elsa Addessi and Elisabetta Visalberghi
  • Tactical Deception and Understanding of Others in Chimpanzees Satoshi Hirata
  • Part 5 Conceptual Cognition
  • Early Spontaneous Categorization in Primate Infants -Chimpanzees, Humans, and Japanese Macaques- with the Familiarization-Novelty Preference Task Chizuko Murai
  • Processing of Shadow Information in Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and Human (Homo sapiens) Infants Tomoko Imura, Masaki Tomonaga, and Akihiro Yagi
  • Color Recognition in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Toyomi Matsuno, Nobuyuki Kawai, and Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Auditory-Visual Crossmodal Representations of Species-Specific Vocalizations Akihiro Izumi
  • Spontaneous Categorization of Natural Objects in Chimpanzees Masayuki Tanaka
  • Cognitive Enrichment in Chimpanzees: An Approach of Welfare Entailing an Animal's Entire Resources Naruki Morimura
  • Part 6 Tools and Culture
  • Cognitive Development in Apes and Humans Assessed by Object Manipulation Misato Hayashi, Hideko Takeshita, and Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Token Use by Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Choice, Metatool, and Cost Claudia Sousa and Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Behavioral Repertoire of Tool Use in the Wild Chimpanzees at Bossou Gaku Ohashi
  • Ant Dipping in Chimpanzees: An Example of How Microecological Variables, Tool Use, and Culture Reflect the Cognitive Abilities of Chimpanzees Tatyana Humle
  • Ontogeny and Cultural Propagation of Tool Use by Wild Chimpanzees at Bossou, Guinea: Case Studies in Nut Cracking and Leaf Folding Dora Biro, Claudia Sousa, and Tetsuro Matsuzawa