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Animal thinking : contemporary issues in comparative cognition

Author: Randolf Menzel; Julia Fischer
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2011.
Series: Strüngmann Forum reports.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book critically evaluates current concepts and puts a strong focus on the psychological mechanisms that underpin animal behavior. It offers comparative analyses that reveal common principles as well as adaptations that evolved in particular species in response to specific selective pressures.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randolf Menzel; Julia Fischer
ISBN: 9780262016636 026201663X
OCLC Number: 719429224
Notes: "Eighth Ernst Strüngmann Forum held Sep. 26-Oct. 1, 2010, Frankfurt am Main."
Description: xi, 342 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Animal thinking / Randolf Menzel --
Navigation and communication in honeybees / Randolf Menzel --
Navigating in a three-dimensional world / Kathryn J. Jeffery --
Making the case for the intelligence of avian navigation / Verner P. Bingman --
Animal navigation : a synthesis / Jan Weiner [and others] --
Goal-directed behavior and future planning in animals / Anthony Dickinson --
Mechanisms for decisions about the future / Jeffrey R. Stevens --
Status of nonhuman memory monitoring and possible roles in planning and decision making / Robert R. Hampton --
Planning, memory, and decision making / Amanda Seed [and others] --
Where is the information in animal communication? / Julia Fischer --
Communication in social insects : sophisticated problem solving by groups of tiny-brained animals / Christoph Grüter --
Language and episodic sharing / Michael C. Corballis --
Communication / Brandon C. Wheeler [and others] --
How intelligent is Machiavellian behavior? / Redouan Bshary [and others] --
Simple reactions to nearby neighbors and complex social behavior in primates / Charlotte K. Hemelrijk --
Cooperation in nonhuman primates : function and cognition / Dorothy L. Cheney --
How folk psychology ruined comparative psychology : and how scrub jays can save it / Derek C. Penn --
Social knowledge / Keith Jensen [and others].
Series Title: Strüngmann Forum reports.
Responsibility: edited by Randolf Menzel and Julia Fischer.

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