It revealed that humans and chimpanzees show similar development until 3 months of age.
However, chimpanzees have a unique type of social learning that lacks the social reference observed in human children. Moreover, chimpanzees have unique immediate short-term memory capabilities. Taken together, this paper presents a plausible evolutionary scenario for the uniquely human characteristics of cognition.
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By way of a profile analysis, the sensorimotor abilities of the chimpanzee infants were compared to each other, and bore a striking similarity to published findings on human infants. Furthermore, as the early experiences of the chimpanzee more closcly approximated those of the human infant, the similarities became more apparent.
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