9781848312234

Bats Sing, Mice Giggle The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives

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  • ISBN13:

    9781848312234

  • ISBN10:

    1848312237

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-23
  • Publisher: Icon Books
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Summary

A truly incredible, scientific but intimate portrait of animals' inner worlds, based on cutting-edge research.

Author Biography

Dr. Karen Shanor is a neuropsychologist, a former White House consultant, and an advisory member of Discovery Channel Global Education. At Stanford University she researched how rats learn, and how cats dream. Her work at NASA included animal research on memory and information processing. Dr. Shanor hosted an NBC radio program for five years and appears frequently on national television. Dr. Jagmeet Kanwal is Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Psychology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, and External Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Kanwal works to develop a unified theory linking the functional organization of animal and human brains from the viewpoint of behavior. He enjoys observing and photographing nature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Sensing
A Supercharged Worldp. 11
Good Vibrationsp. 29
Sounds for Tracking and Talkingp. 47
Tasting and Touchingp. 67
Surviving
Alarming Behavior and Survival Strategiesp. 91
From Frogcicles to Dreamstatesp. 123
Animal Marathons by Land and Seap. 137
De-stressing the Distressp. 157
Socializing
Wit, Wiles and Good Funp. 181
Eavesdropping and Deceptionp. 211
Rhythm, Song and Dancep. 223
Flirting, Courting and Couplingp. 237
Epilogue: "Human Nature" Reconsideredp. 259
Notes, References and Further Readingp. 263
Indexp. 287
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