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comment Research on “probabilistic thinking” in non-human animals?
@JohnChristie: Thank you! I had heard about that finding some time ago "through the grapevine" (the person who told me about it did not know/remember the source, etc.), and I'm glad to finally know the source (or at least a source).
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comment Research on “probabilistic thinking” in non-human animals?
@JohnChristie: thanks! I'm particularly interested in the second reference (link) you included in your answer (the one to psycnet.apa.org), but it's not longer valid. What's the reference you had in mind?
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comment Research on “probabilistic thinking” in non-human animals?
The difficulty with searching for, say, Bayesian inference in primates, is that all the top results are for work that uses Bayesian methods to study something about primates. Ditto for other terms like "probability" or "probabilistic", etc. This is why I'm looking for some specific pointers. (I've edited my post to make my request clearer.)
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comment Research on “probabilistic thinking” in non-human animals?
@NewAlexandria: indeed, in asking these questions I'm motivated by wanting to identify the "wellspring" of our concept of probability, which leads to the question "how specifically human is it"? (I don't expect the answer to be something like "only humans have a probabilistic sense", but this is probably obvious from the title of this post.) I've added a few introductory paragraphs to my post, to make this point clear. But, in short, yes: our concept of probability is at the very center of my question.
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