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Social cognition

Richard Passingham

in What is special about the human brain?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230136
eISBN:
9780191696428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230136.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Social cognition covers a wide range of abilities such as empathy, joint attention, intentions, the understanding of beliefs and other mental states, cooperation, moral judgements, and the capacity ... More


What is intelligence and what is it for?

Richard Byrne

in The Thinking Ape: Evolutionary Origins of Intelligence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522652
eISBN:
9780191688676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522652.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the need to describe and measure the intelligence of various animals in order to use the comparative method to reconstruct cognitive evolution in humans. Especially, ... More


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