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The capability of monkeys of reading the minds of others is discussed. Monkeys and apes turns out to be a bit different from the run-of-the-mill mammal and bird because they can handel social complexity. This ability depends on a peculiar kind of cognition known as social cognition. It has been found that the monkeys and apes are differ from other animals in the intrinsic complexity of their social relationships.

Type

Journal article

Journal

New Scientist

Publication Date

12/06/2004

Volume

182

Pages

44 - 45