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ERIC Number: EJ890829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Do Gorillas ("Gorilla gorilla") and Orangutans ("Pongo pygmaeus") Fail to Represent Objects in the Context of Cohesion Violations?
Cacchione, Trix; Call, Josep
Cognition, v116 n2 p193-203 Aug 2010
Recent research suggests that witnessing events of fission (e.g., the splitting of a solid object) impairs human infants', human adults', and non-human primates' object representations. The present studies investigated the reactions of gorillas and orangutans to cohesion violation across different types of fission events implementing a behavioral paradigm previously used with human infants. Results suggest that fission events vary in their impact on representational abilities but do not destroy apes' representations of continuously existing objects. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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