What Young Chimpanzees Know about Seeing (Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development) (Paperback)

What Young Chimpanzees Know about Seeing (Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development) By Daniel Povinelli, Timothy Eddy Cover Image

What Young Chimpanzees Know about Seeing (Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development) (Paperback)

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Previous experimental research has suggested that chimpanzees may understand some of the epitemological aspects of visual perception, such as how the perceptual act of seeing can have internal mental consequences for an individual's state of knowledge. Other research suggests that chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates may understand visual perception at a simpler level; that is, they may at least understand seeing as a mental event that subjectively anchors organisms to the external world. However, these results are ambiguous and are open to several interpretations. In this Monograph, we report the results of 15 studies that were conducted with chimpanzees and preschool children to explore their knowledge about visual perception.

Daniel J. Povinelli is Professor of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After studying as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he received his B.S. in Anthropology with a minor in Zoology - 1986 -, he studied Physical Anthropology and earned his doctorate from Yale University - 1991.
Product Details ISBN: 9780631224525
ISBN-10: 0631224521
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development