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Fundamentals of comparative cognition

Author: Sara J Shettleworth; Paul Bloom; Lynn Nadel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Series: Fundamentals in Cognition
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A foremost scholar in comparative cognition-a discipline closely connected to behavioral biology, evolution, and cognitive neuroscience-author Sara J. Shettleworth delivers a focused treatment of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara J Shettleworth; Paul Bloom; Lynn Nadel
ISBN: 9780195343106 0195343107
OCLC Number: 811125353
Notes: Paperback / softback. Trade paperback (US). Unsewn / adhesive bound.
Description: 192 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 21 x 14 x 1 cm.
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
Series Title: Fundamentals in Cognition
Responsibility: Sara J Shettleworth ; Edited by Paul Bloom, Lynn Nadel.

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