ISBN-10:
0195343107
ISBN-13:
9780195343106
Pub. Date:
03/15/2012
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Fundamentals of Comparative Cognition / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Comparative Cognition / Edition 1

by Sara J. Shettleworth, Paul Bloom, Lynn Nadel

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ISBN-13: 9780195343106
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2012
Series: Fundamentals in Cognition Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 234,447
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sara J. Shettleworth, Professor Emerita in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, is the recipient of the Comparative Cognition Society's 2008 Research Award and a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and Royal Society of Canada. Her research on learning and memory in a variety of species of birds and mammals has been published in more than 100 articles and book chapters. Her widely-read book Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior (OUP, 2010) is now in its second edition.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Preface
Chapter 1. What Is Comparative Cognition About?
"From Darwin to Behaviorism": A Little History
Research in the Twenty-First Century: Tool-Using Crows
How This Book Is Organized
Chapter 2. Basic Processes
Perception and Attention
Memory
Associative Learning
Discrimination, Classification, and Concepts
Chapter 3. Physical Cognition
Spatial Cognition: How Do Animals Find Their Way Around?
Two Timing Systems
Numerical Cognition
Putting It Together: Foraging and Planning
Using Tools
Chapter 4. Social Cognition
Social Behavior: The Basics
Social Learning
Communication
Chapter 5. Comparative Cognition and Human Uniqueness
Different in Degree or Kind?
Clues from Modularity and Development
References
Index

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