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Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the question of whether there is an essential connection between language and number, while looking more broadly at some of the potential innate precursors to the acquisition of ... More


The gargle call of black-capped chickadees: ontogeny, acoustic structure, population patterns, function, and processes leading to sharing of call characteristics

Myron C. Baker and David E. Gammon

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter summarizes investigations of a common vocalization in the repertoire of the black-capped chickadee. This vocalization, known as the gargle call, has an ontogeny that is dependent upon ... More


Elementary, my dear Watson, the clue is in the genes…or is it?: SPECIAL LECTURE SPECIAL LECTURE to mark the centenary of the British Psychological Society

ANNETTE KARMILOFF-SMITH

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that there is no one-to-one, direct mapping between specific sets of genes and cognitive-level outcomes. Rather, there are very indirect mappings, with the regulation of gene ... More


Sexual size dimorphism and offspring vulnerability in birds

Ellen Kalmbach and Maria M. Benito

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter uses recent experimental and observational studies of birds to explore patterns of sex-specific offspring vulnerability (increased mortality and reduced fledging mass under poor ... More


Evading predators

Anne E. Magurran

in Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527855
eISBN:
9780191713576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527855.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Trinidadian guppies provided one of the first experimental demonstrations that predators have a significant impact on behaviour and morphology. This chapter begins with a brief general introduction ... More


Postscript and prospects

Anne E. Magurran

in Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527855
eISBN:
9780191713576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527855.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter draws together the main themes of the book before summarizing the legacy of the pioneer guppy researchers. It identifies some areas where research is likely to be directed in ... More


Darwin and development: Why ontogeny does not recapitulate phylogeny for human concepts

Frank C. Keil and George E. Newman

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that human cognitive development tells us a great deal about what makes human thinking qualitatively unique, but it does so in the same way that current evolutionary biologists ... More


Phylogeny and evolution

Nicola S. Clayton, Randolf Menzel, Stanley B. Klein, and Sara J. Shettleworth

in Science of Memory: Concepts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310443
eISBN:
9780199865321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This part presents four chapters on the concepts of phylogeny and evolution. The first focuses on three key evolutionary concepts which have important implications for memory research: homology and ... More


The Evolution of Social Wasps

James H. Hunt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Social behavior occurs in some of the smallest animals as well as some the largest, and the transition from solitary life to sociality is an unsolved evolutionary mystery. The Evolution of Social ... More


Functions of Play

Anthony D. Pellegrini

in The Role of Play in Human Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195367324
eISBN:
9780199894185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367324.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on the link between cultural practices and the function of play. It first defines the meaning of function, drawing from both the behavioral biology and the developmental ... More


Neurobiology of Cortical Networks

Joaquín M. Fuster

in Cortex and Mind: Unifying Cognition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195300840
eISBN:
9780199863655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300840.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter deals with the neurobiology of cortical networks, the postulated substrate of all cognitive functions. It examines the ontogeny and phylogeny of the cerebral cortex, although the two are ... More


Desert food webs and ecosystem ecology

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with the trophic model of Hairston, Smith, and Slobodkin and the food-web model generated by Cohen. It explains why, even in a desert, such generalities are inappropriate. Desert ... More


Ontogeny

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

After having considered the flow of information as an irreversible process during the life of an individual, the chapter deals with the three main stages of ontogeny: Development, maturity, and ... More


Development and Culture

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

After having recalled Piaget’s main contribution to epigeny, his historical work on children’s postnatal development is considered. Then, some expansions of these frameworks into both directions, ... More


Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Marcelo Sánchez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271937
eISBN:
9780520952300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271937.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

How can we bring together the study of genes, embryos, and fossils? This is a critical synthesis of the study of individual development in fossils. It brings together an up-to-date review of concepts ... More


Proportions, Growth, and Taxonomy

Marcelo Sánchez

in Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271937
eISBN:
9780520952300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271937.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Early ontogeny of complex organisms involves simple cells dividing over and over again, eventually developing into a recognizable organism. It is a magnificent scientific achievement to have ... More


Thinking from an evolutionary perspective

Peter Gärdenfors

in How Homo Became Sapiens: On the evolution of thinking

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528517
eISBN:
9780191689543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528517.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Since the inception of the scientific theory of evolution of Charles Darwin in 1859, another question arises — how are humans different from their distant cousins the chimpanzee and bonobo? The ... More


Gonad Development in Hermaphroditic Gobies

Kathleen S. Cole

in Reproduction and Sexuality in Marine Fishes: Patterns and Processes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264335
eISBN:
9780520947979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264335.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Among hermaphroditic goby taxa (Perciformes, Gobiidae), considerable variability in the composition and configuration of gametogenic tissue within the gonad proper is coupled with a diversity of ... More


: Ontogeny and Systematics Revisited: Developmental Models and Model Organisms

Stephen Blackmore and Alexandra H. Wortley

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This Festschrift for Chris Humphries provides an opportunity to reflect on how much has changed in systematic biology since the 1970s. Humphries, together with his longtime collaborator, Kåre Bremer, ... More


Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Mahzarin R. Banaji and Susan A. Gelman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Navigating the social world requires sophisticated cognitive machinery that, although present quite early in crude forms, undergoes significant change across the lifespan. This book reports on ... More


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