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ERIC Number: EJ557431
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0028-0712
Human See, Human Do.
Tomasello, Michael
Natural History, v106 n8 p45-47 Sep 1997
A human demonstrator showed human children and captive chimpanzees how to drag food or toys closer using a rakelike tool. One side of the rake was less efficient than the other for dragging. Chimps tried to reproduce results rather than methods while children imitated and used the more efficient rake side. Concludes that imitation leads to accumulation of knowledge. (PVD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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