Is there a link between the crafting of tools and the evolution of cognition?

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Alexander en
dc.contributor.author Gray, Russell en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-15T20:46:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2014-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 2014, 5 (6), pp. 693 - 703 en
dc.identifier.issn 1939-5078 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24124 en
dc.description.abstract The ability to craft tools is one of the defining features of our species. The technical intelligence hypothesis predicts that tool-making species should have enhanced physical cognition. Here we review how the physical problem-solving performance of tool-making apes and corvids compares to closely related species. We conclude that, while some performance differences have been found, overall the evidence is at best equivocal. We argue that increased sample sizes, novel experimental designs, and a signature-testing approach are required to determine the effect tool crafting has on the evolution of intelligence. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science en
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dc.title Is there a link between the crafting of tools and the evolution of cognition? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/wcs.1322 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 693 en
pubs.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.pmid 26308874 en
pubs.end-page 703 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 459918 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1939-5086 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-01-16 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26308874 en


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