Learning & Behavior 46:225-226

Fake snakes uncover chimpanzees' mind-reading ability

Satoshi Hirata

Summary

Crockford et al. (2017, Science Advances, 3(11), e1701742) conducted experimental studies in the wild in Africa to investigate the ability of chimpanzees to understand the mental states of other conspecific individuals. Their findings suggest that chimpanzees understand whether or not other individuals are aware of dangers, and they behave differently according to their understanding about the mental states of other individuals.

Keywords

Chimpanzee, Theory of mind, Alarmcall, Perspective taking

Hirata S (2018) Fake snakes uncover chimpanzees' mind-reading ability Learning & Behavior 46:225-226 , doi: 10.3758/s13420-018-0324-3