Rhesus macaques use probabilities to predict future events

New publication by Francesca de Petrillo and Alexandra Rosati published on-line on Evolution and Human Behaviour.

"Humans can use an intuitive sense of statistics to make predictions about uncertain future events, a cognitive skill that underpins logical and mathematical reasoning. Recent research shows that some of these abilities for statistical inferences can emerge in preverbal infants and non-human primates such as apes and capuchins. An important question is therefore whether animals share the full complement of intuitive reasoning abilities demonstrated by humans, as well as what evolutionary contexts promote the emergence of such skills."

 

Link to the paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513818303222

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