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Concepts in monkeys

Michèle Fabre-Thorpe

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549221
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191724152 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.10
Concepts in monkeys

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This chapter reviews some very recent studies that have reported conceptual behaviour in monkeys that are far more abstract than could have been expected just 10 years ago. It also addresses the cerebral basis of such faculties of abstraction when comparative data are available in humans.

Keywords: conceptual learning; monkeys; conceptual categorization; abstract relations

Chapter.  12380 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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