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- Mary C. Olmstead, Queen's University, Ontario
- Valerie A. Kuhlmeier, Queen's University, Ontario
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Integrating developments from psychology, ethology and neuroscience, this is an undergraduate introduction to cognitive processes across species. The authors merge classic studies and contemporary research to give students a full picture of the evolving field of comparative cognition. Engaging students in the discipline from its roots in animal learning and evolutionary biology through to current research, the chapters cover both controlled laboratory and comparative cross-species studies in the natural environment. This approach provides students with complementary ethological and neurobiological perspectives on cognition. Feature boxes encourage active and engaged learning, giving a deeper understanding of topics discussed in the main text. These are supported by end-of-chapter questions to check understanding and encourage wider thinking around topics. Online resources include solutions to questions in the book, advanced material, PowerPoint lecture slides and additional questions, all available at www.cambridge.org/cognition.Read more
- An undergraduate introduction, integrating classic studies and contemporary research in psychology, biology and neuroscience
- Incorporates both controlled laboratory studies of cognition and comparative cross-species studies in the natural environment, providing a balanced view of both ethological and neurobiological perspectives on the study of cognition
- Includes feature boxes, encouraging active and engaged learning, along with numerous end-of-chapter questions
- To view the authors' personal website for the text and connect with them and the larger community, visit http://comparative-cognition.com
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"Comparative Cognition provides a clear and comprehensive review and an engaging synthesis of the key topics in this rapidly developing field. Like the other classic textbooks on animal cognition this book integrates knowledge of experimental psychology and evolutionary biology, reflecting the roots of this discipline in comparative psychology and ethology. It also contains a number of novel features, with its enhanced emphasis on both evolutionary function and the underlying neural mechanisms. These include feature boxes that describe key concepts in more detail, and researcher profiles that capture the contribution of some of the major figureheads in the field. A particular highlight is the series of questions at the end of each chapter, which encourage students to think more deeply about the issues raised, and to design experiments to test the competing hypotheses."
Nicola S. Clayton, University of CambridgeSee more reviews
'This book is recommended for library purchases in the life and evolutionary sciences, animal minds, cognitive neurosciences, and the philosophy of mind. I would also like to note that the many detailed neuro-anatomical and evolution-related drawings are alone worth the price of this volume. They are some of the clearest and thought-out technical drawings I have ever seen and will engage the eye at length.' Paul Tibbetts, The Quarterly Review of Biology
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- Date Published: July 2015
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316190548
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Table of Contents
1. History of comparative cognition
2. Sensory systems
4. Associative processes
5. Orientation and navigation
6. Timing and number
7. Decision making
8. Causality and tool use
9. Categorization and concept formation
10. Social competence
11. Prosocial behavior
13. Learning from others
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