Purposive behavior as a basis for objective communication between chimpanzees

  • Menzel E
  • Halperin S
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Abstract

The rate at which a chimpanzee approaches a hidden, distant goal varies according to social conditions and according to whether the goal is a novel object or food. This behavior furnishes a social group with sufficient information for simultaneous and successive disrciminations between leaders and between goals.

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  • Emil W. Menzel

  • Stewart Halperin

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