Comparative Cognition Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

ISBN-10: 019537780X
ISBN-13: 9780195377804
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 9.88" wide x 6.81" long x 1.42" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Edward A. Wasserman is Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University Iowa. Wasserman's research centers on learning, memory, and cognition in both humans and animals. He recently served as a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Research in Cognitive Neurosciences, Marseille, France.

Contributors
Comparative Cognition: A Natural Science Approach to the Study of Animal Intelligence
Perception and Illusion
Grouping and Segmentation of Visual Objects by Baboons (Papio papio) and Humans (Homo sapiens)
Seeing What Is Not There: Illusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective
The Cognitive Chicken: Visual and Spatial Cognition in a Nonmammalian Brain
The Comparative Psychology of Absolute Pitch
Attention and Search
Reaction-Time Explorations of Visual Perception, Attention, and Decision in Pigeons
Selective Attention, Priming, and Foraging Behavior
Attention as It Is Manifest Across Species
Memory Processes
The Questions of Temporal and Spatial Displacement in Animal Cognition
Memory Processing
Spatial Cognition
Arthropod Navigation: Ants, Bees, Crabs, Spiders Finding Their Way
Comparative Spatial Cognition: Processes in Landmark- and Surface-Based Place Finding
Properties of Time-Place Learning
Timing and Counting
Behavioristic, Cognitive, Biological, and Quantitative Explanations of Timing
Sensitivity to Time: Implications for the Representation of Time
Time and Number: Learning, Psychophysics, Stimulus Control, and Retention
Conceptualization and Categorization
Relational Discrimination Learning in Pigeons
A Modified Feature Theory as an Account of Pigeon Visual Categorization
Category Structure and Typicality Effects
Similarity and Difference in the Conceptual Systems of Primates: The Unobservability Hypothesis
Rule Learning, Memorization Strategies, Switching Attention Between Local and Global Levels of Perception, and Optimality in Avian Visual Categorization
Responses and Acquired Equivalence Classes
Pattern Learning
Spatial Patterns: Behavioral Control and Cognitive Representation
The Structure of Sequential Behavior
Truly Random Operant Responding: Results and Reasons
The Simultaneous Chain: A New Look at Serially Organized Behavior
Tool Fabrication and Use
Cognitive Adaptations for Tool-Related Behavior in New Caledonian Crows
What Is Challenging About Tool Use? The Capuchin's Perspective
Problem Solving and Behavioral Flexibility
Intelligences and Brains: An Evolutionary Bird's Eye View
How Do Dolphins Solve Problems?
The Comparative Cognition of Caching
The Neural Basis of Cognitive Flexibility in Birds
Social Cognition Processes
Chimpanzee Social Cognition in Early Life: Comparative-Developmental Perspective
Stimuli Signaling Rewards That Follow a Less-Preferred Event Are Themselves Preferred: Implications for Cognitive Dissonance
Postscript: An Essay on the Study of Cognition in Animals
Author Index
Subject Index

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