Great apes think ahead
Apes can plan for their future needs just as we humans can – by using self-control and imagining future events. Mathias and Helena Osvath’s research, from Lunds University Cognitive Science in Sweden, is the first to provide conclusive evidence of advanced planning capacities in non-human species. Their findings are published online this week in Springer’s journal, Animal Cognition.
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The gap between humans and apes is becoming closer. Just recently for example I read about chimps that used a kind of primitive spears to hunt smaller monkeys. Some time ago I also read that at least chimps are able to lie and deceive and sometimes, just like humans, they conspire in order to gain certain benefits or power.