Gavin R Hunt

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Publications

  1. pmc Human-like, population-level specialization in the manufacture of pandanus tools by New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides
    G R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 267:403-13. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Animal behaviour: Laterality in tool manufacture by crows
    G R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 92019, New Zealand
    Nature 414:707. 2001
  3. pmc Diversification and cumulative evolution in New Caledonian crow tool manufacture
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 92019, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 270:867-74. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Direct observations of pandanus-tool manufacture and use by a New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides)
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 7:114-20. 2004
  5. pmc The crafting of hook tools by wild New Caledonian crows
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 92019, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S88-90. 2004
  6. pmc Design complexity and strength of laterality are correlated in New Caledonian crows' pandanus tool manufacture
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1127-33. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The right tool for the job: what strategies do wild New Caledonian crows use?
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 9:307-16. 2006
  8. pmc Parallel tool industries in New Caledonian crows
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Biol Lett 3:173-5. 2007
  9. pmc An investigation into the cognition behind spontaneous string pulling in New Caledonian crows
    Alex H Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 5:e9345. 2010
  10. pmc New Caledonian crows learn the functional properties of novel tool types
    Alex H Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 6:e26887. 2011

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc Human-like, population-level specialization in the manufacture of pandanus tools by New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides
    G R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 267:403-13. 2000
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  2. ncbi request reprint Animal behaviour: Laterality in tool manufacture by crows
    G R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 92019, New Zealand
    Nature 414:707. 2001
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of species-level laterality in manipulatory skills outside humans...
  3. pmc Diversification and cumulative evolution in New Caledonian crow tool manufacture
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 92019, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 270:867-74. 2003
    ..We propose a plausible scenario for this rudimentary cumulative evolution...
  4. ncbi request reprint Direct observations of pandanus-tool manufacture and use by a New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides)
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 7:114-20. 2004
    ..Our observations verify most of the claims based on the artefact record, but the crow's exact manufacture technique was slightly different to that inferred previously...
  5. pmc The crafting of hook tools by wild New Caledonian crows
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 92019, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S88-90. 2004
    ..This fine, three-stage crafting process removes another alleged difference between humans and other animals...
  6. pmc Design complexity and strength of laterality are correlated in New Caledonian crows' pandanus tool manufacture
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1127-33. 2006
    ..These three aspects together indicate that greater design complexity generally elicits stronger lateralization of crows' pandanus tool manufacture...
  7. ncbi request reprint The right tool for the job: what strategies do wild New Caledonian crows use?
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 9:307-16. 2006
    ..We argue that NC crows may generally use a two-stage heuristic strategy to solve tool problems and that performance on the first attempt in a trial is not necessarily the 'gold standard' for assessing folk physics...
  8. pmc Parallel tool industries in New Caledonian crows
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Biol Lett 3:173-5. 2007
    ..Our findings demonstrate that highly organized, strict sexual division of labour is not a necessary prerequisite for the evolution of parallel tool industries...
  9. pmc An investigation into the cognition behind spontaneous string pulling in New Caledonian crows
    Alex H Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 5:e9345. 2010
    ..Our results raise the possibility that spontaneous string pulling in New Caledonian crows may not be based on insight but on operant conditioning mediated by a perceptual-motor feedback cycle...
  10. pmc New Caledonian crows learn the functional properties of novel tool types
    Alex H Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 6:e26887. 2011
    ..Our results, therefore, show that New Caledonian crows can process causal information not only when it is linked to sticks and stick-like tools but also when it concerns the functional properties of novel types of tool...
  11. pmc Complex cognition and behavioural innovation in New Caledonian crows
    Alex H Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2637-43. 2010
    ..This suggests that high innovation rates in the wild may reflect complex cognitive abilities that supplement basic learning mechanisms...
  12. doi request reprint Social learning in New Caledonian crows
    Jennifer C Holzhaider
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Learn Behav 38:206-19. 2010
    ..We suggest that NC crows develop their Pandanus tool skills in a highly scaffolded learning environment that facilitates the cumulative technological evolution of tool designs...
  13. pmc Context-dependent tool use in New Caledonian crows
    Alex H Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Biol Lett 8:205-7. 2012
    ..These results show that New Caledonian crows, like humans and chimpanzees, are capable of context-dependent tool use...
  14. ncbi request reprint Do wild New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides) attend to the functional properties of their tools?
    Jennifer C Holzhaider
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 11:243-54. 2008
    ..Successful pandanus tool use in the wild seems to rely on behavioural strategies formed through associative learning, including procedural knowledge about the sequence of operations required to make a successful pandanus tool...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous metatool use by New Caledonian crows
    Alex H Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Curr Biol 17:1504-7. 2007
    ..The sophisticated physical cognition shown appears to have been based on analogical reasoning. The ability to reason analogically may explain the exceptional tool-manufacturing skills of New Caledonian crows...
  16. doi request reprint Extraordinary large brains in tool-using New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides)
    Julia Cnotka
    Institute of Anatomy I, University of Dusseldorf, Universitatsstr 1, D 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 433:241-5. 2008
    ..When compared with brain data for 140 avian species from the literature, the NC crow had one of the highest degrees of encephalisation, exceeding that of the 7 other Corvidae in the data set...