Reference : The detour paradigm in animal cognition
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Animal psychology, ethology & psychobiology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/48833
The detour paradigm in animal cognition
English
Kabadayi, Can [Lund University > Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science]
Bobrowicz, Katarzyna mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS) >]
Osvath, Mathias [Lund University > Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science]
Jan-2018
Animal Cognition
Springer
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1435-9448
1435-9456
Germany
[en] social learning ; cognition ; executive functions
[en] In this paper, we review one of the oldest paradigms used in animal cognition: the detour paradigm. The paradigm presents the subject with a situation where a direct route to the goal is blocked and a detour must be made to reach it. Often being an ecologically valid and a versatile tool, the detour paradigm has been used to study diverse cognitive skills like insight, social learning, inhibitory control and route planning. Due to the relative ease of administrating detour tasks, the paradigm has lately been used in large-scale comparative studies in order to investigate the evolution of inhibitory control. Here we review the detour paradigm and some of its cognitive requirements, we identify various ecological and contextual factors that might affect detour performance, we also discuss developmental and neurological underpinnings of detour behaviors, and we suggest some methodological approaches to make species comparisons more robust.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/48833
10.1007/s10071-017-1152-0

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