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Children Learn by Monkey See, Monkey Do. Chimps Don't. [article]

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Dec16-05, 12:50 PM
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I drove into New Haven on a recent morning with a burning question on my mind. How did my daughter do against the chimpanzees?

A month before, I had found a letter in the cubby of my daughter Charlotte at her preschool. It was from a graduate student at Yale asking for volunteers for a psychological study. The student, Derek Lyons, wanted to observe how 3- and 4-year-olds learn. I was curious, so I got in touch. Mr. Lyons explained how his study might shed light on human evolution.

Zimmer (the article author) notes in his blog that the study he writes about in this article was inspired by this paper.
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Dec16-05, 02:56 PM
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when it comes to learning and developmental stages, all things get really shaky, really quickly.

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