September 26, 2011

Monkeys Can Reason Through Analogy

Science Daily, Science Daily

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Recognizing relations between relations is what analogy is all about. What lies behind this ability? Is it uniquely human? A study carried out by Joël Fagot of the Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive (CNRS/Université de Provence) and Roger Thompson of the Franklin & Marshall College (United States) has shown that monkeys are capable of making analogies.

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TAGGED: Analogy, Reason, Monkey, Primates


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