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Cognitive mechanisms matter – but they do not explain the absence of teaching in chimpanzees 1

  • Richard Moore (a1) and Claudio Tennie (a2)


Kline's functional categories for the evolution of teaching blur some valuable distinctions. Moreover, her account provides no answer to the question of why direct active teaching seems to be a uniquely human phenomenon.



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Both authors contributed equally to this commentary as joint first authors.



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