Rats and infants as propositional reasoners: A plausible possibility?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):203-204 (2009)
Abstract
Mitchell et al. contemplate the possibility of rats being capable of propositional reasoning. We suggest that this is an unlikely and unsubstantiated possibility. Nonhuman animals and human infants do learn about the contingencies in the world; however, such learning seems not to be based on propositional reasoning, but on more elementary associative processes
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