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Response to Comment on “Orthographic Processing in Baboons (Papio papio)”

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Science  07 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6099, pp. 1173
DOI: 10.1126/science.1224939

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Abstract

Bains pointed out that some of our nonwords were in fact real words and that an algorithm using only information about single letters and their positions achieves the same level of accuracy as baboons in discriminating words from nonwords. We clarify the operational definition of words and nonwords in our study and point out possible limits of the proposed algorithm.

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