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Animals similarly to humans have the symbolic abilitySymbol is a thing which represents something else and it has separate existence from the thing it representsPrimates such as monkeys and apes are being in dispute with other mammals in the development of only one organ of the body which is the brainThey have the ability to understand the cause-and-effect mechanismthe ability to solve a problem and the ability to plan and simulate actions ahead of carrying them outuse of the sticks as tools More specificonly common chimpanzees and humans among the great apes regularly invest much time in play with detached objectsThe accidental explanation of the paradox that gorillas regularly show skills in tool-use and even tool-making captivity may be that young gorillas also play with objects but yet tools seem to have no part in their natural livesMc Grew 1989So because the chimpanzees play a lot with objects they have the opportunity to discover how to solve a problem with their food for example and it is part of their normal behaviourByrne said that the point is that so long as they can do it they are capable of solving problems As mentioned before for animals using tools seems most likely to offer a window into their understanding of cause-and-effect relationships in the mechanical worldA tool is somewhat arbitrarily defined as a detached object applied to another object in order to achieve a resultMany animals from insects to apes use detached objects as aids in their actions such as weapons hammers anvils lures probes sponges and many more othersThree things are usually true for tool-usingFirstly that the habit is not shared by closely related speciesSecondly that the individuals of the species use one type of tool and for only one particular purpose and thirdly that all individuals use the tool in the same way given the same opportunitiesAnd from these facts one question comes in light whether animal tool-use necessarily reflects intelligence The human
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