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The Oxford handbook of comparative cognition

Author: Thomas R Zentall; Edward A Wasserman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
Series: Oxford library of psychology.
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"In the past decade, the field of comparative cognition has grown and thrived. No less rigorous than purely behavioristic investigations, examinations of animal intelligence are useful for scientists and psychologists alike in their quest to understand the nature and mechanisms of intelligence. Extensive field research of various species has yielded exciting new areas of research, integrating findings from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [Études diverses]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Zentall; Edward A Wasserman
ISBN: 9780195392661 0195392663
OCLC Number: 835361757
Notes: Revised edition of: Comparative cognition, 2006.
Description: 1 vol. (XXVI-914 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Contents ; 1. Introduction to the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition ; Edward A. Wasserman and Thomas R. Zentall ; I. Perception and Illusion ; 2. Grouping and Segmentation in human and nonhuman primates ; Joel Fagot, Isabelle Barbet, and Carole Parron ; 3. Seeing What Is Not There: Illusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective ; Kazuo Fujita ; 4. The Cognitive Chicken: Visual and Spatial Cognition in a Nonmammalian Brain ; Giorgio Vallortigara ; 5. New Perspectives on Absolute Pitch in Birds and Mammals ; Ronald G. Weisman, Douglas J. K. Mewhort, Marisa Hoeschele, and Christopher B. Sturdy ; II. Attention and Search ; 6. Reaction-time Explorations of Visual Perception, Attention, and Decision in Pigeons ; Donald S. Blough ; 7. The Competition for Attention in Humans and Other Animals ; David A. Washburn and Lauren A. Taglialatela ; 8. Establishing frames of reference for finding hidden goals: The use of multiple spatial cues by nonhuman animals and people ; Brett Gibson ; III. Learning and Causation ; 9. Contemporary thought on the environmental cues that affect causal attribution ; Michael E. Young ; 10. Associative Accounts of Causality Judgments ; Martha Escobar and Ralph R. Miller ; 11. Rational Rats: Causal Inference and Representation ; Aaron P. Blaisdell and Michael R. Waldmann ; 12. Contrast: A More Parsimonious Account of Cognitive Dissonance Effects ; Thomas R. Zentall, Rebecca A. Singer, Tricia S. Clement, Andrea M. Friedrich, and Jerome Alessandri ; IV. Memory Processes ; 13. Methodological Issues in Comparative Memory Research ; Thomas R. Zentall ; 14. Memory Processing ; Anthony A. Wright ; 15. The Questions of Temporal and Spatial Displacement in Animal Cognition ; William A. Roberts ; 16. Animal Metacognition ; J. David Smith, Michael J. Beran, and Justin J. Couchman ; 17. A comparative analysis of episodic memory: Cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates ; H. Eichenbaum, Magdalena Sauvage, Norbert Fortin, Jonathan Robitsek, and Robert Komorowski ; 18. Spatial, Temporal, and Associative Behavioral Functions Associated with Different Subregions of the Hippocampus ; Raymond P. Kesner, Andrea M. Morris, and Christy S.S. Weeden ; V. Spatial Cognition ; 19. Arthropod Navigation: Ants, Bees, Crabs, Spiders Finding Their Way ; Ken Cheng ; 20. Comparative Spatial Cognition: Encoding of Geometric Information from Surfaces and Landmark Arrays. ; Debbie M. Kelly and Marcia L. Spetch ; 21. Corvid Caching: The Role of Cognition ; S. R. De Kort, N. J. Emery, and N. S. Clayton ; VI. Timing and Counting ; 22. Behavioristic, Cognitive, Biological, and Quantitative Explanations of Timing ; Russell M. Church ; 23. Sensitivity to Time: Implications for the Representation of Time ; Jonathon D. Crystal ; 24. Comparative cognition of number representation ; Dustin J. Merritt, Nicholas K. DeWind, and Elizabeth M. Brannon ; 25. Similarities Between Temporal and Numerosity Discriminations ; J. Gregor Fetterman ; VII. Categorization and Concept Learning ; 26. A modified feature theory as an account of pigeon visual categorization ; Ludwig Huber and Ulrike Aust ; 27. Artificial Categories and Prototype Effects in Animals ; Masako Jitsumori ; 28. Relational Discrimination Learning in Pigeons ; Robert G. Cook and Edward A. Wasserman ; 29. Similarity and Difference in the Conceptual Systems of Primates: The Unobservability Hypothesis ; Jennifer Vonk and Daniel J. Povinelli ; VIII. Pattern Learning ; 30. Spatial Patterns: Behavioral Control and Cognitive Representation ; Michael F. Brown ; 31. The Organization of Sequential Behavior: Conditioning, Memory, and Abstraction ; Stephen B. Fountain, James D. Rowan, Melissa D. Muller, Shannon M. A. Kundey, Laura R. G. Pickens, and Karen E. Doyle ; 32. The Comparative Psychology of Ordinal Knowledge ; Herbert Terrace ; 33. Truly Random Operant Responding: Results and Reasons ; Greg Jensen, Claire Miller, and Allen Neuringer ; 34. From Momentary Maximizing to Serial Response Times and Artificial Grammar Learning ; Charles P. Shimp, Walter Herbranson, and Thane Fremouw ; IX. Problem Solving, Behavioral Flexibility, and Tool Use ; 35. Intelligences and Brains: An Evolutionary Bird's Eye View ; Juan D. Delius and Julia A. M. Delius ; 36. Transitive inference in nonhuman animals ; Olga F. Lazareva ; 37. Dolphin Problem Solving ; Stan A. Kuczaj II and Rachel T. Walker ; 38. <"What>" and <"Where>" Analysis and Flexibility in Avian Visual Cognition ; Shigeru Watanabe ; X. Social Cognition Processes ; 39. Social Learning in Rats: Historical Context and Experimental Findings ; Bennett G. Galef ; 40. What Is Challenging About Tool Use? The Capuchin's Perspective ; Elisabetta Visalberghi and Dorothy Fragaszy ; 41. Inter-species social learning in dogs: The inextricable roles of phylogeny and ontogeny ; Monique A. R. Udell, Nicole R. Dorey, Clive D. L. Wynne ; 42. Social learning: strategies, mechanisms and models ; Kevin N. Laland, Lewis Dean, Will Hoppitt, Luke Rendell & Mike M. Webster ; 43. Chimpanzee Social Cognition in Early Life: Comparative-Developmental Perspective ; Masaki Tomonaga, Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi, Yuu Mizuno, Sanae Okamoto, Masami K. Yamaguchi, Daisuke Kosugi, Kim A. Bard, Masayuki Tanaka, Tetsuro Matsuzawa ; 44. Social Learning and Culture in Primates: Evidence from Free-Ranging and Captive Populations ; Elizabeth E. Price and Andrew Whiten ; Epilogue: ; 45. Postscript: An Essay on the Study of Cognition in Animals ; Stewart H. Hulse ; Index
Series Title: Oxford library of psychology.
Other Titles: Comparative cognition.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas R. Zentall and Edward A. Wasserman.


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