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Animal Cognition Evolution, Behavior and Cognition

ISBN-10: 0230294235
ISBN-13: 9780230294233
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 8/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

List of Figures
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Author Biographies
Evolution, Adaptation, Cognition, and Behavior: An Introduction
On Minds, Thought, and Intelligence in Animals
Historical Background: Darwin, Wallace, and the Minds of Beasts
A Cautionary Tale and a Canon
Clever Hans: the horse with the intelligence of a 14-year-old child
Lloyd Morgan's canon: the most awesome weapon in animal psychology
Now and the Future
Further Reading
Web sources
Other Ways of Seeing the World
Vision
The pigeon's eye view of the world: a case study in animal vision
Patterns and pictures
Smell
Hearing
Magnetic sensitivity
Electric sense
Sensitivity to air pressure
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Concept Formation
Perceptual Concepts
Object Permanence
Relational Concepts
Same-different
Stimulus equivalence
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Time and Number
Time
Learning about time of day
Learning about short time intervals
Numbers
Relative number judgments: more or less
Absolute number
Counting
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Cause and Effect
Pavlovian Conditioning
Outline
Pavlovian conditioning through the animal kingdom
What is learned in Pavlovian conditioning?
Instrumental Conditioning
Outline
Learning from consequences
Instrumental conditioning throughout the animal kingdom
What is learned in instrumental conditioning?
Biological predispositions and roadblocks
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Reasoning
Tool Use
Insight
Reasoning by Analogy
Series Learning I: Transitive Inference
Series Learning II: Linear Ordering
Fairness
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Navigation
Spatial Reasoning
Dead reckoning
Routes, landmarks, and beacons
The sun-compass
Cognitive maps and shortcuts
Case studies
Pigeon homing
Bees foraging
Distractions, side biases, and other considerations
Migration
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Social Cognition and Self-Awareness
Self-Recognition: Is That Me? - Studies on Mirror Recognition
Sensitivity to the Actions of Others
What Are You Looking At? Sensitivity to the Gaze of Others
Theory of Mind
Do You See What I See?
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Social Learning
Social Influence
Social facilitation
Stimulus and local enhancement
Affordance learning
Social Learning: What Is It, Why Do It?
Imitation - The Sincerest Form of Flattery
True imitation
Emulation
Same end, different means
Same means, different end
Same means, competitive end
Teaching
Teaching in meerkats
Teaching in ants
Teaching in apes
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Remembering
Simple Memories
Short-Term Memory
Capacity
Duration
Serial order effects
What causes forgetting?
Long-Term Memory
Food-storing birds
Marsh tits and chickadees
Nutcrackers
Pigeons
Implicit and Explicit Memory
Metamemory - knowledge of what one remembers
Episodic memory - what, when, and where
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Animal Communication in the Wild
The Dance of the Honeybee
Chicken Alarm Calls
Vervet Monkeys of Kenya
Diana Monkeys Eavesdropping on Other Species' Signals
Dolphins
The Function and Evolution of Referential Calls
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Language
Ape Language Studies
Words
Sentences
Kanzi
Language Training with Other Species
Communicating with Dolphins
Irene Pepperberg and Alex
Conclusions
Further Reading
Web sources
Conclusions and Comparisons
Brain Size
Learning Set
Taking the Person Out of Animal Personality
Are There Really Differences between Species?
Further Reading
Web sources
Notes
References
Index

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