Data from: The origins of cognitive flexibility in chimpanzees

Averill Cantwell, Joshua Buckholtz, Rebeca Atencia & Alexandra Rosati
Cognitive flexibility is a core component of executive function, a suite of cognitive capacities that enables individuals to update their behavior in dynamic environments. Human executive functions are proposed to be enhanced compared to other species, but this inference is based primarily on neuroanatomical studies. To address this, we examined the nature and origins of cognitive flexibility in chimpanzees, our closest living relatives. Across three studies, we examined different components of cognitive flexibility using reversal...
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