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Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees

Matsuzawa, Tetsuro, Tomonaga, Masaki, Tanaka, Masayuki (Eds.)

2006, XXVI, 522p. 106 illus., 26 illus. in color.

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From an evolutionary perspective, understanding chimpanzees offers a way of understanding the basis of human nature. This book on cognitive development in chimpanzees is the first of its kind to focus on infants reared by their own mothers within a natural setting, illustrating various aspects of chimpanzee cognition and the developmental changes that accompany them. The subjects of this book are chimpanzees of three generations inhabiting an enriched environment as well as a wild community in West Africa; and phenomena such as face recognition, concept formation, object manipulation, tool manufacture and use, decision making, learning, communication, self-awareness, intentionality, understanding others’ minds, cooperation, deception, altruism, and reciprocity observed within these groups are reported herein. Unique approaches both in the field and in the laboratory go hand in hand to illustrate the cognitive world of our closest living evolutionary relatives.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Culture - Memory - attention - behavior - cognition - cortex - development - evolution - information processing - ontogeny - primates

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Behavioral Sciences - Cognitive Psychology

Table of contents 

Foreword by Jane GoodallPreface by Tetsuro MatsuzawaPart 1 Introduction to Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees1. Sociocognitive Development in Chimpanzees: A Synthesis of Laboratory Work and FieldworkTetsuro MatsuzawaPart 2 Behavioral and Physical Foundation2. A New Comparative Perspective on Prenatal Motor Behaviors: Preliminary Research with Four-Dimensional UltrasonographyHideko Takeshita, Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi, and Satoshi Hirata3. Cognitive Abilities Before Birth: Learning and Long-Lasting Memory in a Chimpanzee FetusNobuyuki Kawai4. Spindle Neurons in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex of Humans and Great ApesMotoharu Hayashi5. Descent of the Larynx in Chimpanzees: Mosaic and Multiple-Step Evolution of the Foundations for Human SpeechTakeshi Nishimura6. Understanding the Growth Pattern of Chimpanzees: Does It Conserve the Pattern of the Common Ancestor of Humans and Chimpanzees?Yuzuru Hamada and Toshifumi Udono7. The Application of a Human Personality Test to Chimpanzees and Survey of Polymorphism in Genes Relating to Neurotransmitters and HormonesMiho Inoue-Murayama, Emi Hibino, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Satoshi Hirata, Osamu Takenaka, Ikuo Hayasaka, Shin’ichi Ito, and Yuichi MurayamaPart 3 Communication and Mother-Infant Relationship8. Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mother–Infant RelationshipTetsuro Matsuzawa9. Development of Facial Information Processing in Nonhuman PrimatesMasako Myowa-Yamakoshi10. Development of Joint Attention in Infant ChimpanzeesSanae Okamoto-Barth and Masaki Tomonaga11. Food Sharing and Referencing Behavior in Chimpanzee Mother and InfantAri Ueno12. Development of Chimpanzee Social Cognition in the First 2 Years of LifeMasaki TomonagaPart 4 SocialCognition: Imitation and Understanding Others13. Chimpanzee Learning and Transmission of Tool Use to Fish for HoneySatoshi Hirata14. How and When Do Chimpanzees Acquire the Ability to Imitate?Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi15. Yawning: An Opening into Empathy?James R. Anderson and Tetsuro Matsuzawa16. How Social Influences Affect Food Neophobia in Captive Chimpanzees: A Comparative ApproachElsa Addessi and Elisabetta Visalberghi17. Tactical Deception and Understanding of Others in ChimpanzeesSatoshi HirataPart 5 Conceptual Cognition18. Early Spontaneous Categorization in Primate Infants—Chimpanzees, Humans, and Japanese Macaques—with the Familiarization-Novelty Preference TaskChizuko Murai19. Processing of Shadow Information in Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and Human (Homo sapiens) InfantsTomoko Imura, Masaki Tomonaga, and Akihiro Yagi20. Color Recognition in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)Toyomi Matsuno, Nobuyuki Kawai, and Tetsuro Matsuzawa21. Auditory-Visual Crossmodal Representations of Species-Specific VocalizationsAkihiro Izumi22. Spontaneous Categorization of Natural Objects in ChimpanzeesMasayuki Tanaka23. Cognitive Enrichment in Chimpanzees: An Approach of Welfare Entailing an Animal’s Entire ResourcesNaruki MorimuraPart 6 Tools and Culture24. Cognitive Development in Apes and Humans Assessed by Object ManipulationMisato Hayashi, Hideko Takeshita, and Tetsuro Matsuzawa25. Token Use by Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Choice, Metatool, and CostCláudia Sousa and Tetsuro Matsuzawa26. Behavioral Repertoire of Tool Use in the Wild Chimpanzees at BossouGaku Ohashi27. Ant Dipping in Chimpanzees: An Example of How Microecological Variables, Tool Use, and Culture Reflect the

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