Teaching: Education by Master-Apprenticeship in Chimpanzees

Session Date: 
Oct 24, 2020

I have been studying chimpanzees in the wild (Bosou-Nimba, Guinea, West Africa) and also in the laboratory (the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University). In short, “Teaching” in chimpanzees is called “Education by master-apprenticeship”. In my talk, I will introduce the three topics: 1) the mother-infant relationship in chimpanzees, 2) tool-use in the wild, and 3) the laboratory simulation of “Education by master-apprenticeship”. At the last point, I want to introduce 4) the extra-ordinary working memory of young chimpanzees. That is, in a sense, beyond teaching: it is beyond what I have taught to the chimpanzees. In this CARTA conference, I want to share my knowledge and experience that I had through study of chimpanzees. I also want to take this opportunity to learn various topics related to human-ape paradox. Please take a look at the following sites:

Fieldwork in Bossou-Nimba chimpanzees: https://www.greencorridor.info/

Laboratory work in Ai project: http://langint.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ai/

Tetsuro Matsuzawa: https://www.matsuzawa.kyoto/cv/en/

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