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Reaching into Thought

Reaching into Thought
The Minds of the Great Apes

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James R. Anderson, Filippo Aureli, Kim A. Bard, Christophe Boesch, Sarah T. Boysen, Richard W. Byrne, Josep Call, Frans B. de Waal, Kathryn H. Gardner, Juan Carlos Gómez, Stephen E. Harper, Daniel Hart, Ellen J. Ingmanson, Mary Pat Karmel, Jonas Langer, Luca Limongelli, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, H. Lyn Miles, Robert W. Mitchell, Sue Taylor Parker, Anne E. Russon, Michael Tomasello, Elisabetta Visalberghi, Andrew Whiten, Gen Yamakoshi
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  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521644969

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  • In this book, field and laboratory researchers show that the Great Apes are capable of thinking at symbolic levels, traditionally considered uniquely human. They show these high-level abilities in both social and ecological domains, including tool use, imitation, pretense, self-awareness, deception, consolation, teaching and proto-culture itself. Here, contributors emphasize the mechanisms involved in building these abilities--especially the lengthy developmental and "enculturation" processes--suggesting changes to current views on how primate and human intelligence have evolved. Researchers and professionals in the fields of primatology, animal behavior, anthropology, linguistics, and cognitive psychology will find much useful information in this book.

    • Includes information on all four great apes - chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans
    • Shows how great apes show features of intelligence once thought to be only human - sheds light on our own evolution
    • Stellar cast of contributors with expertise in both field and captive animal studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "There are excellent chapters in the book based on both captive and field research." Craig B. Stanford, The Quarterly Review of Biology

    "The illustrations, graphics, and black-and-white photographs are of high quality and integrate well with the text. Recommended for any researcher interested in the study of great ape cognition and all college and university libraries." N. Krusko, Choice

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    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521644969
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Exploring the minds of the great apes: Issues and controversies Anne E. Russon and Kim A. Bard
    Part I. The Scope of Great Ape Intelligence:
    2. Chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys: Comparative cognition James R. Anderson
    3. Acting and understanding: tool use revisited through the minds of capuchin monkeys Elisabetta Visalberghi and Luca Limongelli
    4. Consolation, reconciliation, and a possible cognitive difference between macaques and chimpanzees Frans B.M. de Waal and Filippo Aureli
    5. The misunderstood ape: Cognitive skills of the gorilla Richard W. Byrne
    6. Ostensive behavior in great apes: the role of eye contact Juan Carlos Gomez
    7. Imitation in everyday use: matching and rehearsal in the spontaneous imitation of rehabilitant orangutans Anne E. Russon
    8. 'More is less': the elicitation of rule-governed resource distribution in chimpanzees Sarah T. Boysen
    9. Tool-using behavior in wild Pan paniscus: Social and ecological considerations Ellen J. Ingmanson
    10. Comparison of chimpanzee material culture between Bossou and Nimba, West Africa Tetsuro Matsuzawa and Gen Yamakoshi
    Part II. Organization of Great Ape Intelligence: Development, Culture and Evolution:
    11. Influences on development in infant chimpanzees: Enculturation, temperament and cognition Kim A. Bard and Kathryn H. Gardner
    12. Heterochrony and the evolution of primate cognitive development Jonas Langer
    13. Simon says: The development of imitation in an enculturated orangutan H. Lyn Miles, Robert W. Mitchell and Stephen E. Harper
    14. Imitation, pretense, and mindreading: secondary representation in comparative primatology and developmental psychology? Andrew Whiten
    15. Self-awareness and self-knowledge in humans, apes and monkeys Daniel Hart and Mary Pat Karmel
    16. Apprenticeship in tool-mediated extractive foraging: the origins of imitation, teaching and self-awareness in great apes Sue Taylor Parker
    17. The effect of humans on the cognitive development of apes Josep Call and Michael Tomasello
    18. Three approaches for assessing chimpanzee culture Christophe Boesch
    19. On the wild side of culture and cognition in the great apes Sue Taylor Parker and Anne E. Russon
    Index.

  • Editors

    Anne E. Russon, York University, Toronto

    Kim A. Bard, Emory University, Atlanta

    Sue Taylor Parker, Sonoma State University, California

    Contributors

    James R. Anderson, Filippo Aureli, Kim A. Bard, Christophe Boesch, Sarah T. Boysen, Richard W. Byrne, Josep Call, Frans B. de Waal, Kathryn H. Gardner, Juan Carlos Gómez, Stephen E. Harper, Daniel Hart, Ellen J. Ingmanson, Mary Pat Karmel, Jonas Langer, Luca Limongelli, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, H. Lyn Miles, Robert W. Mitchell, Sue Taylor Parker, Anne E. Russon, Michael Tomasello, Elisabetta Visalberghi, Andrew Whiten, Gen Yamakoshi

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