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Conceptual thinking?

Following the Avargues-Weber et al paper from PRSB’s recent special issue, Lars Chittka has written a short Dispatch in Current Biology concerning the possibility that animals are capable of forming abstract concepts. The concepts in question here are “above” and “below” which Lars points out are spatial concepts and perhaps useful in the context of navigation. As Lars points out, this is a traditionally controversial topic within animal cognition, so this short paper is useful in highlighting some of the age-old debates that crop up around this kind of work.

Chittka, L. & Jensen, K. (2011) Animal cognition: concepts from apes to bees. Current Biology, 21, R116-R119

 

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