In studies of higher primates, mental functions which hypothetically exist which allow the animal to respond to a stimulus even after it has been removed, most likely involving a form of mental representation of the stimuli.

REPRESENTATIVE FACTORS: "Representative factors are a hypothetical construct to explain response in higher primates absent the initial stimulus."
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