The Resource The thinking ape : evolutionary origins of intelligence, Richard Byrne

The thinking ape : evolutionary origins of intelligence, Richard Byrne

Label
The thinking ape : evolutionary origins of intelligence
Title
The thinking ape
Title remainder
evolutionary origins of intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Richard Byrne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Intelligence' has long been considered to be a feature unique to human beings, giving us the capacity to imagine, to think, to deceive, to make complex connections between cause and effect, to devise elaborate strategies for solving problems. However, like all our other features, intelligence is a product of evolutionary change. Until recently, it was difficult to obtain evidence of this process from the frail testimony of a few bones and stone tools. It has become clear in the last 15 years that the origins of human intelligence can be investigated by the comparative study of primates, our closest non-human relatives, giving strong impetus to the case for an 'evolutionary psychology', the scientific study of the origins of the mind
Dewey number
156/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF431
LC item number
.B96 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The thinking ape : evolutionary origins of intelligence, Richard Byrne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-245) and indexes
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Contents
1. Introduction: the limits of fossil evidence -- 2. How to reconstruct evolutionary history -- 3. What is intelligence and what is it for? -- 4. How animals learn -- 5. Why animals learn better in social groups -- 6. Imitative behaviour of animals -- 7. Understanding how things work -- 8. Understanding minds: doing and seeing, knowing and thinking -- 9. What use is a theory of mind? -- 10. Planning and thinking ahead -- 11. Apes and language -- 12. Food for thought -- 13. Machiavellian intelligence -- 14. Testing the theories -- 15. Taking stock
Control code
000010986640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 266 p.
Isbn
9780198522652
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94020547
Other physical details
ill.
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.b16969625
System control number
  • rmr8267039
  • (OCoLC)30594081

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