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A Review: Psychophysiology of Tool Use in Non-Human Primates

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 1989-1997

Keywords : executive functions; primates; evolution; brain; tool use;

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The main aim of this work was to conduct a systematic review of the scientific contributions to understanding the psychophysiological mechanisms related to tool use in non-human primates. Results showed that the tool use is observed in several species of non-human primates, which use tools to obtain food, even sequentially. In macaque and human species, it has been observed prefronto-parietal circuit activation. The intrinsic properties of this circuit are linked to the tool use in primates. Specific activation in the parietal lobe observed in humans could be a recent evolutionary feature in the primate order.

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