Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Byrne & Russon: Learning by imitation

Indices of program-level comprehension

Stephen C. Want a1 and Paul L. Harris a1
a1 Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford OX1 3UD, England


Byrne & Russon suggest that the production of action by primates is hierarchically organised. We assess the evidence for hierarchical structure in the comprehension of action by primates. Focusing on work with human children we evaluate several possible indices of program-level comprehension.