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

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  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Berlin School of Mind and Brain


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
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2014