Dolphin Cognition And Behavior

Author: R. J. Schusterman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135060010
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Published in 1986, Dolphin Cognition and Behavior is a valuable contribution to the field of Cognitive Psychology.

Neurobiology Of Comparative Cognition

Author: Raymond P. Kesner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317785665
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This book represents a unique and elaborate exposition of the neural organization of language, memory, and spatial perception in a wide variety of species including humans, bees, fish, rodents, and monkeys. The editors have united the comparative approach with its emphasis on evolutionary determinants of behavior, the neurobiological approach with its emphasis on the neural determinants of behavior, and the cognitive approach with its emphasis on understanding higher-order mental functions. The combination of these three approaches provides an unusual look at the neurobiology of comparative cognition, and should stimulate increased investigations in this field and related disciplines.

Animal Cognition

Author: Donald A. Riley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805811841
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Prepared as a tribute to Donald A. Riley, the essays that appear here are representative of a research area that has loosely been classified as animal cognition -- a categorization that reflects a functionalist philosophy that was prevalent in Riley's laboratory and that many of his students absorbed. According to this philosophy, it is acceptable to hypothesize that an animal might engage in complex processing of information, as long as one can operationalize evidence for such a process and the hypothesis can be presented in the context of testable predictions that can differentiate it from other mechanisms. The contributions to this volume represent the three most important areas of research in animal cognition -- stimulus representation, memory processes, and perceptual processes -- although current research has considerably blurred these distinctions.

Comparative Cognition Experimental Explorations Of Animal Intelligence

Author: Edward A. Wasserman Department of Psychology University of Iowa
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019970340X
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Comparative Cognition celebrates comparative cognitions first quarter century with a state-of-the-art collection of chapters covering the broad realm of the scientific study of animal intelligence. It will be an invaluable resource for students and professional researchers in all areas of psychology and neuroscience.

Comparative Cognition

Author: Mary C. Olmstead
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107011167
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This book introduces cognitive processes and animal behaviour across species, integrating classic studies and contemporary research in psychology, biology and neuroscience.

Fundamentals Of Comparative Cognition

Author: Sara J. Shettleworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195343106
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With the growing accessibility of original journal articles and papers, a staggering number of professors teaching junior/senior level courses are turning away from the use of textbooks in favor of primary research papers. The Fundamentals of Cognition series covers the main topics in the field of Cognitive Psychology, and will address the need professors have for a brief, yet detailed, overview of specific topics in cognitive psychology. The books in this series will serve as a unifying discussion of the topic and provide continuity and cohesion to the discussion of primary research papers. These primers will be written by prominent cognitive scientists with the ability to write accessibly about complex subjects. They will capture the current state of this fast moving field and reflect the authors' views. Comparative Cognition has countless connections to the rest of psychology and encompasses the comparative and evolutionary basis of development and social psychological processes as well as every aspect of cognition. Comparative research also provides the basis for the animal models used in behavioral neuroscience and genetics. This text on the Fundamentals of Comparative Cognition will convey the richness and excitement of this diverse field while addressing the fundamental questions of what makes us uniquely human and what we share with other creatures. Professors' experience with Shettleworth's graduate text and her clear, direct, and interesting writingstyle makes them very excited about the possibility of Shettleworth writing an undergraduate text in this field.

Animal Cognition

Author: Jacques Vauclair
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674037038
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"Animal Cognition" presents a lucid and comprehensive overview of cognitive processes in animals--bees and wasps, cats and dogs, dolphins and sea otters, pigeons, titmice, and chimpanzees--and offers a novel discussion of the ways in which Piagetian concepts may be used to develop models for the study of animal cognition.

The Cognitive Animal

Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262523226
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An interdisciplinary anthology of essays on animal cognition.