Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence

Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691165172
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 585,177
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Nathan Emery is senior lecturer in cognitive biology at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests focus on what corvids, apes, and parrots understand about their social and physical worlds, especially others' mental states, insight, and imagination, as well as the psychology and evolution of innovation and creativity. He is currently working with the ravens at the Tower of London. He is the coeditor of Social Intelligence: From Brain to Culture and The Cognitive Neuroscience of Social Behaviour, and is on the editorial board of the journals Animal Cognition and Journal of Comparative Psychology. He is the author of more than eighty publications, including papers in Nature, Science, and Current Biology. His work has been extensively covered by international newspapers and magazines, in books, and on TV.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 10

1 From Bird Brain to Feathered Ape 16

2 Where Did I Hide that Worm? 40

3 Getting the Message Across 64

4 Feathered Friends (and Enemies) 88

5 The Right Tool for the Job 112

6 Know Thyself, and Other 136

7 No Longer Bird-Brains 160

Glossary 185

References 186

Further Reading & Index 188

Acknowledgements 192

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