Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Tool use and constructions

Michael A. Arbiba1

a1 Computer Science, Neuroscience, and USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520.


We examine tool use in relation to the capacity of animals for construction, contrasting tools and nests; place human tool use in a more general problem-solving context, revisiting the body schema in the process; and relate the evolution of language and of tool use.

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