Bonobo Knows

An international study found that chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans seem to have the ability to see the world from someone else’s point of view, even when they know that point of view is dead wrong — a trait that once was considered uniquely human It’s called theory of mind, or the ability to know that others have different beliefs and perspectives. Jeff and Anthony talk about animal intelligence, and the concept of “false thoughts”.

An international study found that chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans seem to have the ability to see the world from someone else’s point of view, even when they know that point of view is dead wrong — a trait that once was considered uniquely human It’s called theory of mind, or the ability to know that others have different beliefs and perspectives. Jeff and Anthony talk about animal intelligence, and the concept of “false thoughts”.

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