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Concept Formation in Chimpanzees

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Science  03 Oct 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3327, pp. 777-778
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3327.777

Abstract

Animals performed with a high degree of accuracy on two concept problems. The bases of these performances, however, differed qualitatively. In one problem, successful performance was based upon responding to specific stimulus patterns. In the other problem, successful performance was based upon responding to the common element or concept.