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Imitation and cultural transmission in apes and cetaceans

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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?.

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Original languageEnglish
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

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