The Resource Animal thinking : contemporary issues in comparative cognition, edited by Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer

Animal thinking : contemporary issues in comparative cognition, edited by Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer

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Animal thinking : contemporary issues in comparative cognition
Title
Animal thinking
Title remainder
contemporary issues in comparative cognition
Statement of responsibility
edited by Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer
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Language
eng
Summary
"Do animals have cognitive maps? Do they possess knowledge? Do they plan for the future? Do they understand that others have mental lives of their own? This volume provides a state-of-the-art assessment of animal cognition, with experts from psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, ecology, and evolutionary biology addressing these questions in an integrative fashion. It summarizes the latest research, identifies areas where consensus has been reached, and takes on current controversies. Over the last thirty years, the field has shifted from the collection of anecdotes and the pursuit of the subjective experience of animals to a rigorous, hypothesis-driven experimental approach. Taking a skeptical stance, this volume stresses the notion that in many cases relatively simple rules may account for rather complex and flexible behaviors. The book critically evaluates current concepts and puts a strong focus on the psychological mechanisms that underpin animal behavior. It offers comparative analyses that reveal common principles as well as adaptations that evolved in particular species in response to specific selective pressures. It assesses experimental approaches to the study of animal navigation, decision making, social cognition, and communication and suggests directions for future research. The book promotes a research program that seeks to understand animals' cognitive abilities and behavioral routines as individuals and as members of social groups"--MIT CogNet
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YDXCP
Dewey number
591.5/13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL785
LC item number
.E67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Strüngm̀ann Forum reports
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Animal thinking : contemporary issues in comparative cognition, edited by Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer
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Note
"Eighth Ernst Strüngmann Forum held Sep. 26-Oct. 1, 2010, Frankfurt am Main."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-335) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Ernst Strüngmann Forum; List of Contributors; 1 Animal Thinking: An Introduction; Navigation; 2 Navigation and Communication in Honeybees; 3 Navigating in a Three-Dimensional World; 4 Making the Case for the Intelligence of Avian Navigation; 5 Animal Navigation: A Synthesis; Decision Making and Planning; 6 Goal-Directed Behavior and Future Planning in Animals; 7 Mechanisms for Decisions about the Future; 8 Status of Nonhuman Memory Monitoring and Possible Roles in Planning and Decision Making; 9 Planning, Memory, and Decision Making; Communication
  • 10 Where Is the Information in Animal Communication?11 Communication in Social Insects: Sophisticated Problem Solving by Groups of Tiny-Brained Animals; 12 Language and Episodic Sharing; 13 Communication; Knowledge; 14 How Intelligent Is Machiavellian Behavior?; 15 Simple Reactions to Nearby Neighbors and Complex Social Behavior in Primates; 16 Cooperation in Nonhuman Primates: Function and Cognition; 17 How Folk Psychology Ruined Comparative Psychology: And How Scrub Jays Can Save It; 18 Social Knowledge; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Subject Index
Control code
ocn858964625
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262299893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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22573/ctt5qrtg7
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.b30232466
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)858964625
  • pebcs0262298988

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