Imitation and cultural transmission in apes and cetaceans

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Abstract

Recent evidence suggests imitation is more developed in some cetaceans than the authors imply. Apart from apes, only dolphins have so far shown a gasp of what it is to imitate; moreover dolphins ape humans more clearly than do apes. Why have such abilities not been associated with the kind of progressive cultural complexity characteristic of humans?.

Original languageEnglish
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

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