Animal Cognition The Mental Lives of Animals

ISBN-10: 0333923960

ISBN-13: 9780333923962

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 231
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
The Mental Lives of Animals: Introduction
On minds, thought and intelligence in animals
Historical background: Darwin, Wallace and the minds of beasts
Two cautionary tales
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
Websites
Other Minds, Other Matters
Consciousness in mind
Imitation--the sincerest form of flattery
Is that me? Studies on mirror recognition
Do you see what I see?
Conclusions
Further reading
Websites
Detecting Cause and Effect
Pavlovian conditioning
Outline
Pavlovian conditioning through the animal kingdom
What is learned in Pavlovian conditioning?
Instrumental conditioning
Outline
Instrumental conditioning through the animal kingdom
What is learnt in instrumental conditioning?
Conclusions
Further reading
Websites
Other Ways of Seeing the World--I: Physical Dimensions
Vision
The pigeon's eye view of the world--a case study in animal vision
Patterns and pictures
Smell
Hearing
Magnetic sensitivity
Electrical sense
Sensitivity to air pressure
Navigation
Pigeon homing
The sun compass
Magnetic compass
Odour maps
Bees foraging
Conclusions
Further reading
Websites
Other Ways of Seeing the World--II: Abstract Dimensions
Object permanence
Concept learning
Same-different
Stimulus equivalence
Perceptual concepts
Time
Learning about the time of day
Learning about short time intervals
Numbers
Relative number judgments: more or less
Absolute number
Counting
Conclusions
Further reading
Websites
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
Conclusions
Further reading
Websites
Reasoning
Spatial reasoning
Tool use
Insight
Reasoning by analogy
Series learning--I: transitive inference
Series learning--II: linear ordering
Conclusions
Further reading
Websites
Communication and Language
Ape language studies
Words
Sentences
Language training with other species
Communicating with dolphins
Irene Pepperberg and Alex
Animal communication in the wild
Vervet monkeys of Kenya
Dolphins
The dance of the honey-bee
Conclusions
Further reading
Websites
Conclusions and Comparisons
Brain size
Learning set
Are there really differences between species?
Further reading
References
Index
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