9780230294233

Animal Cognition Evolution, Behavior and Cognition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230294233

  • ISBN10:

    0230294235

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2013
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

A fascinating account of animal intelligence, this engagingly-written text presents a comprehensive survey of contemporary research on animal cognition, from reasoning and communication to perception and problem-solving. This is ideal reading for all those interested in animal behavior and in how much of human cognition is shared by other species.

This new edition is thoroughly expanded and updated, and even more suitable as a course text
Rigorous, yet extremely readable and engagingly written
Approachable level makes it popular with both introductory students and lecturers

Author Biography

CLIVE WYNNE is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Florida. He was educated at University College London and Edinburgh University, and has since undertaken research in Germany, the US and Australia. He is Consulting Editor of the journal Animal Learning and Behavior and reviewer for Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Cognition, European Journal of Neuroscience, International Journal of Comparative Psychology, and many others.

Table of Contents

The Mental Lives of Animals: Introduction
Other Minds, Other Matters
Detecting Cause and Effect
Other Ways of Seeing the World I: Physical Dimensions
Other Ways of Seeing the World II: Abstract Dimensions
Remembering
Reasoning
Communication and Language
Conclusions and Comparisons

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