The role of executive control in tool use.

Gijsbert Stoet, Lawrence H. Snyder

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Comparing cognitive functions between humans and nonhuman primates is helpful for understanding human tool use. We comment on the latest insights from comparative research on executive control functions. Based on our own work, we discuss how even a mental function in which non-human primates outperform humans might have played a key role in the development of tool use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-241
Number of pages2
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012


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