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ERIC Number: EJ830945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
Why Primates? The Importance of Nonhuman Primates for Understanding Human Infancy
Weiss, Daniel J.; Santos, Laurie R.
Infancy, v9 n2 p133-146 Jan 2006
We introduce the thematic collection by noting some striking similarities in the cognitive abilities of human infants and nonhuman primates. What are the implications of these similarities for our comprehension of human infant cognition? After providing a brief historical and conceptual background on comparative behavioral research, we discuss how work with nonhuman primates has impacted theories of core knowledge, domain specificity, and language. We conclude by previewing the articles comprising this special issue of "Infancy." (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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