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ERIC Number: EJ556029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Comprehension of Novel Communicative Signs by Apes and Human Children.
Tomasello, Michael; Call, Josep; Gluckman, Andrea
Child Development, v68 n6 p1067-80 Dec 1997
Compared comprehension of novel communicative signs to assist 2.5- and 3-year-old humans, chimpanzees, and orangutans find hidden objects during a hiding-finding game. Found that children at both ages performed above chance with all signs. No ape performed above chance for any signs not known before the experiment despite three times as many trials as the children. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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