Psychology Fall 2019 Colloquium Series - 1
October 25 • Perception-action Foundations of Tool Use Development
Presenter: Jeremy Cohen, Ph.D.
The human ability to use tools has often been linked to our advanced cognitive skills relative to other species. But in recent years, evidence has mounted suggesting that many non-human species, including birds, engage in tool use. In this talk, Dr. Lockman will suggest a solution to this paradox by discussing how some basic forms of tool use in young human children as well as in other animals originate in perception-action skills.