Social cognition: Imitation, imitation, imitation

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Abstract

Monkeys recognize when they are being imitated, but they seem unable to learn by imitation. These facts make sense if imitation is seen as two different capacities: social mirroring, when actions are matched and have social benefits; and learning by copying, when new behavioural routines are acquired by observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R498-R500
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume15
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2005

Keywords

  • CHIMPANZEES
  • CHILDREN

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