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dc.contributor.authorBird, CD
dc.contributor.authorEmery, NJ
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-29T13:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2009-11-23
dc.date.issued2010-01-07
dc.date.submitted2016-06-23T15:31:49.692Z
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/13136
dc.description.abstractSome corvids have demonstrated cognitive abilities that rival or exceed those of the great apes; for example, tool use in New Caledonian crows, and social cognition, episodic-like memory and future planning in Western scrub-jays. Rooks appear to be able to solve novel tasks through causal reasoning rather than simple trial-and-error learning. Animals with certain expectations about how objects interact would be able to narrow the field of candidate causes substantially, because some causes are simply ‘impossible’. Here we present evidence that rooks hold such expectations and appear to possess perceptual understanding of support relations similar to that demonstrated by human babies, which is more comprehensive than that of chimpanzees.
dc.format.extent147 - 151
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY
dc.subjectrooks
dc.subjectcognition
dc.subjectsupport
dc.subjectexpectancy violation
dc.subjectCALEDONIAN CROWS
dc.subjectYOUNG INFANTS
dc.subjectCORVUS-FRUGILEGUS
dc.subjectIMPOSSIBLE EVENTS
dc.subjectKNOWLEDGE
dc.subjectLOOKING
dc.subjectDISSOCIATIONS
dc.subjectPERCEPTION
dc.subjectINTUITIONS
dc.subjectCOGNITION
dc.titleRooks perceive support relations similar to six-month-old babies
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.holder© 2009 The Royal Society
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2009.1456
dc.relation.isPartOfP R SOC B
dc.relation.isPartOfP R SOC B
pubs.issue1678
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Science & Engineering
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Science & Engineering/Biological and Chemical Sciences - Staff
pubs.volume277


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