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Beyond the brain : how body and environment shape animal and human minds

Beyond the brain : how body and environment shape animal and human minds

Author: Louise Barrett
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do. But as Beyond the Brain indicates, this is a dangerous assumption because animals have different evolutionary trajectories, ecological niches, and physical attributes. How do these differences influence  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barrett, Louise.
Beyond the brain.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010048477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Barrett
ISBN: 9781400838349 1400838347 1283012111 9781283012119 9786613012111 6613012114
OCLC Number: 713354569
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Short-listed for APA People's Choice Award for Non-Fiction 2012
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages : illustrations
Contents: Removing ourselves from the picture --
The anthropomorphic animal --
Small brains, smart behavior --
The implausible nature of Portia --
When do you need a big brain? --
The ecology of psychology --
Metaphorical mind fields --
There is no such thing as a naked brain --
World in action --
Babies and bodies --
Wider than the sky.
Responsibility: Louise Barrett.
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Drawing on examples from animal behavior, comparative psychology, robotics, artificial life, developmental psychology, and cognitive science, this title provides fresh insights into how animals and  Read more...


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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012 "Beyond the Brain is an astonishingly good book, both substantive and fun to read... Barrett re-centres the field on the study of animal Read more...

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