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Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

What cognitive abilities underpin the use of tools, and how are tools and their properties represented or understood by tool-users? Does the study of tool use provide us with a unique or distinctive ... More


The Comparative Neuropsychology of Tool Use in Primates with Specific Reference to Chimpanzees and Capuchin Monkeys

William D. Hopkins

in Primate Neuroethology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reviews behavioral and neurobiological data on tool use in primates. It shows that great apes, in particular chimpanzees, excel at tool use—especially generalizing principles to new ... More


Evolution of an Intellectual Mind in the Primate Brain

Atsushi Iriki, Yumiko Yamazaki, and Osamu Sakura

in Primate Neuroethology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reviews neurophysiological studies of how primates learn to extend their actions with tools. It shows that learning to use tools modifies not only the response properties of neurons ... More


The Development of Human Tool Use Early in Life

Marissa L. Greif and Amy Needham

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter examines the emergence of tool use in human children. It describes two different perspectives on tool use — the perception-action view and the conceptual view — and advocates for a view ... More


Tool Use and the Representation of Peripersonal Space in Humans

Charles Spence

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

One of the questions currently vexing researchers is whether peripersonal space is better conceptualized as being extended or as being projected following tool use? It may turn out that the answer to ... More


Why Do Language Use and Tool Use Both Count as Manifestations of Intelligence?

John Campbell

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Language and tool use seem to be equally fundamental as manifestations of intelligence, but neither depends on the other. This chapter proposes that there are structural parallels between ... More


Tool Use and Causal Cognition: An Introduction

Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion on the study of tool use in order to understand causal cognition. It argues that tool use studies reveal the most basic type or causal understanding being put to ... More


Children’s Use of Objects in Exploration, in Play, and as Tools

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/9780195367324.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes the different forms of object use (i.e. exploration, construction, play, and tool use) in childhood, and then establishes time budgets, where data exist, for each of these ... More


Human Tool Use: A Causal Role in Plasticity of Bodily and Spatial Representations

Lucilla Cardinali, Claudio Brozzoli, Francesca Frassinetti, Alice C. Roy, and Alessandro Farnè

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Behind the complex phenomenon of the phylogenetic development of tool use and its potential causal implication for higher forms of cognition, there are important ‘lower level’ aspects of cognition ... More


Effects of Brain Damage on Human Tool Use

Georg Goldenberg

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter begins by questioning how the human brain accommodates man's outstanding capacity for creating and using tools. The review of impaired tool use following brain damage demonstrated that, ... More


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