We all know that even if someone believes something, that thing may not in fact be true. This ability, to realize that other people are capable of holding erroneous beliefs, was once thought to be unique to humans. According to new research, however, some of our fellow apes may likewise be aware that what people think doesn't necessarily mesh with reality...
Continue Reading Apes grasp the concept of people being wrong
Max Planck Institute
University of St.
I just thought of something. I can listen to someone mock my beliefs, in fact I can even mock them myself, and not find any reason whatsoever in the mockery for rejecting that belief. I enjoy this kind of mockery. In fact, I hold th...
We all know that the way someone sees the world, and the way it really is, aren't always the same. This ability to recognize that someone's beliefs may differ from reality has long been seen as unique to humans.
Research indicates apes are able to predict one another’s beliefs and suggests that other primates have complex inner lives Apes have a human-like ability to guess what others are thinking, even in cases when someone holds a mistake...
We humans have some pretty big britches when it comes to our intellectual prowess, thinking our high-falutin' language gives us the unique ability to grasp abstract concepts and make connections. But research increasingly shows that...