The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition

Hardcover | April 10, 2012

EditorThomas R. Zentall, Edward A. Wasserman

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In the past decade, the field of comparative cognition has grown and thrived. No less rigorous than purely behavioristic investigations, examinations of animal intelligence are useful for scientists and psychologists alike in their quest to understand the nature and mechanisms of intelligence.Extensive field research of various species has yielded exciting new areas of research, integrating findings from psychology, behavioral ecology, and ethology in a unique and wide-ranging synthesis of theory and research on animal cognition. This updated edition of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition contains sections on perception and illusion, attention and search, memory processes, spatial cognition, conceptualization and categorization, problem solving and behavioral flexibility, and social cognition processes. The authorshave incorporated new findings and new theoretical approaches that reflect the current state of the field, including findings in primate tool usage, pattern learning, and counting. This comprehensive volume will be a must-read for students and scientists who are curious about the state of the art ofthe modern science of comparative cognition.

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In the past decade, the field of comparative cognition has grown and thrived. No less rigorous than purely behavioristic investigations, examinations of animal intelligence are useful for scientists and psychologists alike in their quest to understand the nature and mechanisms of intelligence.Extensive field research of various species...

Thomas Zentall, Ph.D., is DiSilvestro Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Edward A. Wasserman, Ph.D., is Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology at the Iowa Center for Developmental and Learning Sciences, The University of Iowa.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:960 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contents1. Edward A. Wasserman and Thomas R. Zentall: Introduction to the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition2. Joel Fagot, Isabelle Barbet, and Carole Parron: Grouping and Segmentation in human and nonhuman primates3. Kazuo Fujita: Seeing What Is Not There: Illusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective4. Giorgio Vallortigara: The Cognitive Chicken: Visual and Spatial Cognition in a Nonmammalian Brain5. Ronald G. Weisman, Douglas J. K. Mewhort, Marisa Hoeschele, and Christopher B. Sturdy: New Perspectives on Absolute Pitch in Birds and MammalsII. Attention and Search6. Donald S. Blough: Reaction-time Explorations of Visual Perception, Attention, and Decision in Pigeons7. David A. Washburn and Lauren A. Taglialatela: The Competition for Attention in Humans and Other Animals8. Brett Gibson: Establishing frames of reference for finding hidden goals: The use of multiple spatial cues by nonhuman animals and peopleIII. Learning and Causation9. Michael E. Young: Contemporary thought on the environmental cues that affect causal attribution10. Martha Escobar and Ralph R. Miller: Associative Accounts of Causality Judgments11. Aaron P. Blaisdell and Michael R. Waldmann: Rational Rats: Causal Inference and Representation12. Thomas R. Zentall, Rebecca A. Singer, Tricia S. Clement, Andrea M. Friedrich, and Jerome Alessandri: Contrast: A More Parsimonious Account of Cognitive Dissonance EffectsIV. Memory Processes13. Thomas R. Zentall: Methodological Issues in Comparative Memory Research14. Anthony A. Wright: Memory Processing15. William A. Roberts: The Questions of Temporal and Spatial Displacement in Animal Cognition16. J. David Smith, Michael J. Beran, and Justin J. Couchman: Animal Metacognition17. H. Eichenbaum, Magdalena Sauvage, Norbert Fortin, Jonathan Robitsek, and Robert Komorowski: A comparative analysis of episodic memory: Cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates18. Raymond P. Kesner, Andrea M. Morris, and Christy S.S. Weeden: Spatial, Temporal, and Associative Behavioral Functions Associated with Different Subregions of the HippocampusV. Spatial Cognition19. Ken Cheng: Arthropod Navigation: Ants, Bees, Crabs, Spiders Finding Their Way20. Debbie M. Kelly and Marcia L. Spetch: Comparative Spatial Cognition: Encoding of Geometric Information from Surfaces and Landmark Arrays.21. S. R. De Kort, N. J. Emery, and N. S. Clayton: Corvid Caching: The Role of CognitionVI. Timing and Counting22. Russell M. Church: Behavioristic, Cognitive, Biological, and Quantitative Explanations of Timing23. Jonathon D. Crystal: Sensitivity to Time: Implications for the Representation of Time24. Dustin J. Merritt, Nicholas K. DeWind, and Elizabeth M. Brannon: Comparative cognition of number representation25. J. Gregor Fetterman: Similarities Between Temporal and Numerosity DiscriminationsVII. Categorization and Concept Learning26. Ludwig Huber and Ulrike Aust: A modified feature theory as an account of pigeon visual categorization27. Masako Jitsumori: Artificial Categories and Prototype Effects in Animals28. Robert G. Cook and Edward A. Wasserman: Relational Discrimination Learning in Pigeons29. Jennifer Vonk and Daniel J. Povinelli: Similarity and Difference in the Conceptual Systems of Primates: The Unobservability HypothesisVIII. Pattern Learning30. Michael F. Brown: Spatial Patterns: Behavioral Control and Cognitive Representation31. Stephen B. Fountain, James D. Rowan, Melissa D. Muller, Shannon M. A. Kundey, Laura R. G. Pickens, and Karen E. Doyle: The Organization of Sequential Behavior: Conditioning, Memory, and Abstraction32. Herbert Terrace: The Comparative Psychology of Ordinal Knowledge33. Greg Jensen, Claire Miller, and Allen Neuringer: Truly Random Operant Responding: Results and Reasons34. Charles P. Shimp, Walter Herbranson, and Thane Fremouw: From Momentary Maximizing to Serial Response Times and Artificial Grammar LearningIX. Problem Solving, Behavioral Flexibility, and Tool Use35. Juan D. Delius and Julia A. M. Delius: Intelligences and Brains: An Evolutionary Bird's Eye View36. Olga F. Lazareva: Transitive inference in nonhuman animals37. Stan A. Kuczaj II and Rachel T. Walker: Dolphin Problem Solving38. Shigeru Watanabe: "What" and "Where" Analysis and Flexibility in Avian Visual CognitionX. Social Cognition Processes39. Bennett G. Galef: Social Learning in Rats: Historical Context and Experimental Findings40. Elisabetta Visalberghi and Dorothy Fragaszy: What Is Challenging About Tool Use? The Capuchin's Perspective41. Monique A. R. Udell, Nicole R. Dorey, Clive D. L. Wynne: Inter-species social learning in dogs: The inextricable roles of phylogeny and ontogeny42. Kevin N. Laland, Lewis Dean, Will Hoppitt, Luke Rendell and Mike M. Webster: Social learning: strategies, mechanisms and models43. Masaki Tomonaga, Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi, Yuu Mizuno, Sanae Okamoto, Masami K. Yamaguchi, Daisuke Kosugi, Kim A. Bard, Masayuki Tanaka, Tetsuro Matsuzawa: Chimpanzee Social Cognition in Early Life: Comparative-Developmental Perspective44. Elizabeth E. Price and Andrew Whiten: Social Learning and Culture in Primates: Evidence from Free-Ranging and Captive PopulationsEpilogue:45. Stewart H. Hulse: Postscript: An Essay on the Study of Cognition in AnimalsIndex