Cognitive mechanisms matter - but they do not explain the absence of teaching in chimpanzees

Richard Moore*, Claudio Tennie

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Abstract

Kline's functional categories for the evolution of teaching blur some valuable distinctions. Moreover, her account provides no answer to the question of why direct active teaching seems to be a uniquely human phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere50
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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