Primate Neuroethology

Paperback | July 13, 2012

EditorMichael L. Platt, Asif A. Ghazanfar

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Why do people find monkeys and apes so compelling to watch? One clear answer is that they seem so similar to us - a window into our own minds and how we have evolved over millennia. As Charles Darwin wrote in his Notebook, "He who understands baboon would do more toward metaphysics thanLocke." Darwin recognized that behavior and cognition, and the neural architecture that support them, evolved to solve specific social and ecological problems. Defining these problems for neurobiological study, and conveying neurobiological results to ethologists and psychologists, is fundamental toan evolutionary understanding of brain and behavior.The goal of this book is to do just that. It collects, for the first time in a single book, information on primate behavior and cognition, neurobiology, and the emerging discipline of neuroethology. Here leading scientists in several fields review work ranging from primate foraging behavior to theneurophysiology of motor control, from vocal communication to the functions of the auditory cortex. The resulting synthesis of cognitive, ethological, and neurobiological approaches to primate behavior yields a richer understanding of our primate cousins that also sheds light on the evolutionarydevelopment of human behavior and cognition.

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Why do people find monkeys and apes so compelling to watch? One clear answer is that they seem so similar to us - a window into our own minds and how we have evolved over millennia. As Charles Darwin wrote in his Notebook, "He who understands baboon would do more toward metaphysics thanLocke." Darwin recognized that behavior and cognit...

Michael L. Platt, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. Asif A. Ghazanfar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Institute and Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 6.81 × 10 × 1.5 inPublished:July 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199929246

ISBN - 13:9780199929245

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1. Michael L. Platt and Asif A. Ghazanfar: Introduction2. Matt Cartmill: Primate Classification and Diversity3. Daniel Schmitt: Primate Locomotor Evolution: Biomechanical Studies of Primate Locomotion and Their Implications for Understanding Primate Neuroethology4. Klaus Zuberbu"hler and Karline Janmaat: Foraging Cognition in Nonhuman Primates5. Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney: Primate Vocal Communication6. Jeffrey R. Stevens: Rational Decision Making in Primates: The Bounded and the Ecological7. Alexandra G. Rosati, Laurie R. Santos and Brian Hare: Primate Social Cognition: Thirty Years After Premack and Woodruff8. Elizabeth M. Brannon, Kerry E. Jordan and Sarah M. Jones: Behavioral Signatures of Numerical Cognition9. Herbert Gintis: The Foundations of Transdisciplinary Behavioral Science10. Jon H. Kaas: Sensory and Motor Systems in Primates11. Benjamin Y. Hayden: Vision: A Neuroethological Perspective12. Tirin Moore, Robert J. Schafer and Behrad Noudoost: Circuits of Visual Attention13. Cory T. Miller and Yale E. Cohen: Vocalizations as Auditory Objects: Behavior and Neurophysiology14. Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Maryam Saleh, and Julian A. Mattiello: Encoding and Beyond in the Motor Cortex15. Jennifer M. Groh and Dinesh K. Pai: Looking at Sounds: Neural Mechanisms in the Primate Brain16. Katalin M. Gothard and Kari L. Hoffman: Circuits of Emotion in the Primate Brain17. Wolfram Schultz: Neurophysiological Correlates of Reward Learning18. Yuji Naya and Wendy A. Suzuki: Associative Memory in the Medial Temporal Lobe19. Dario Maestripieri: Neurobiology of Social Behavior20. Andreas Nieder: Neural Bases of Numerical Cognition21. Jonathan D. Wallis: Executive Control Circuits22. Todd M. Preuss: Reinventing Primate Neuroscience for the Twenty-First Century23. Michael S. A. Graziano: Ethologically Relevant Movements Mapped on the Motor Cortex24. Doris Y. Tsao, Charles F. Cadieu, and Margaret S. Livingstone: Object Recognition: Physiological and Computational Insights25. Lizabeth M. Romanski and Asif A. Ghazanfar: The Primate Frontal and Temporal Lobes and Their Role in Multisensory Vocal Communication26. Stephen V. Shepherd and Michael L. Platt: Neuroethology of Attention in Primates27. Daeyeol Lee: Neuroethology of Decision Making28. Louise Barrett and Drew Rendall: Out of Our Minds: The Neuroethology of Primate Strategic Behavior29. William D. Hopkins: The Comparative Neuropsychology of Tool Use in Primates with Specific Reference to Chimpanzees and Capuchin Monkeys30. Atsushi Iriki, Yumiko Yamazaki, and Osamu Sakura: Evolution of an Intellectual Mind in the Primate Brain