Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior

Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior

Sara J. Shettleworth


How do animals understand the area, research, bear in mind, look for nutrients or friends, converse, and locate their method round? Do any nonhuman animals count number, imitate each other, use a language, or have a tradition? What are the makes use of of cognition in nature and the way may perhaps it have developed? what's the present prestige of Darwin's declare that different species percentage an analogous "mental powers" as people, yet to assorted levels?

In this thoroughly revised moment version of Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior, Sara Shettleworth addresses those questions, between others, by way of integrating findings from psychology, behavioral ecology, and ethology in a different and wide-ranging synthesis of concept and study on animal cognition, within the broadest sense--from species-specific variations of imaginative and prescient in fish and associative studying in rats to discussions of idea of brain in chimpanzees, canine, and ravens. She reports the most recent learn on issues corresponding to episodic reminiscence, metacognition, and cooperation and other-regarding habit in animals, in addition to contemporary theories approximately what makes human cognition unique.

In every thing of this new version, Shettleworth comprises findings and theoretical methods that experience emerged because the first variation was once released in 1998. The chapters are actually geared up into 3 sections: primary Mechanisms (perception, studying, categorization, memory), actual Cognition (space, time, quantity, actual causation), and Social Cognition (social wisdom, social studying, communication). Shettleworth has additionally further new chapters on evolution and the mind and on numerical cognition, and a brand new bankruptcy on actual causation that integrates theories of instrumental habit with discussions of foraging, making plans, and gear using.

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