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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 Architecture of the Mind

Peter Carruthers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a comprehensive development and defence of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules. One ... More


Imagistic Cognition

Christopher Gauker

in Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599462
eISBN:
9780191729225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599462.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

A great deal of cognitive problem solving takes the form of thinking in mental imagery. This chapter illustrates these capacities and analyzes imagistic cognition into several aspects: object ... More


Modularity in music relative to speech: framing the debate

Isabelle Peretz

in Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553426
eISBN:
9780191731020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553426.003.0032
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a response to the commentaries in Chapters 28–31. It addresses the four points raised by Besson and Schön on their comments questioning the usefulness of the modularity frame. ... More


Candidates for Near-Personhood

Gary E. Varner

in Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare’s Two Level Utilitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199758784
eISBN:
9780199949465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199758784.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

“Near-persons” are like persons insofar as they have a robust, conscious sense of their past and future, and this ability gives their lives special moral significance in comparison to “merely ... More


The Evolution of Consciousness

Euan Macphail

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503248
eISBN:
9780191686481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503248.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Are non-human animals conscious? When do babies begin to feel pain? What function is served by consciousness? What evidence could resolve these issues? These questions are tackled by exploring ... More


The Lives of Others: Social Rationality in Animals

Jeffrey R. Stevens and Andrew J. King

in Simple Heuristics in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195388435
eISBN:
9780199950089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388435.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Why do animals attend to the lives of others? Social situations have provided important pressures in the evolution of behavior. In fact, some have argued that the complexities of social life require ... More


Cooperation in Nonhuman Primates: Function and Cognition

Dorothy L. Cheney

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

It has long been hypothesized that the demands of establishing and maintaining social relationships in complex societies place strong selective pressures on cognition and intelligence. What has been ... More


The Questions of Temporal and Spatial Displacement in Animal Cognition

William A. Roberts

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Human language and cognition are often described as having the property of displacement. Displacement may be both temporal and spatial. Thus, we ... More


The Missing Link in Cognition: Origins of self-reflective consciousness

Herbert S. Terrace and Janet Metcalfe (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195161564
eISBN:
9780199848386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161564.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How do we develop self-awareness, or a sense of self? One of the most popular theories is that language plays a major role: language and the narrative form allow us to develop a sense of self because ... More


The Problem of Thinking without Words

Jose Luis Bermudez

in Thinking without Words

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159691
eISBN:
9780199849598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159691.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter outlines the different types of question posed by the forms of psychological explanations of the behavior of nonlinguistic creatures given in various parts of the cognitive and ... More


Episodic Memory and Autonoesis: Uniquely Human?

Endel Tulving

in The Missing Link in Cognition: Origins of self-reflective consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195161564
eISBN:
9780199848386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161564.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter tackles the placement of self-reflective consciousness amongst the numberless gradations by Darwin. Discussions of self-consciousness inevitably lead to Descartes' dictum, “I think, ... More


Of mice and men

Euan M. Macphail

in The Evolution of Consciousness

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503248
eISBN:
9780191686481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503248.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Part of the rationale for this chapter was that the exploration of animal cognition might give some insight into such questions as whether some animals might be conscious, and some not, and whether ... More


Phonology in Evolutionary Perspective

Bridget D. Samuels

in Phonological Architecture: A Biolinguistic Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694358
eISBN:
9780191731891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

‘Phonology in Evolutionary Perspective’ discusses the evolution of language, the properties of phonological computation, and the linguistic externalization system, using animal cognition studies to ... More


Selective Attention, Priming, and Foraging Behavior

Alan C. Kamil and Alan B. Bond

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the results of experiments that investigated animal cognition in an integrative fashion by combining the methodology and ... More


Sustainability and the Psychologically Literate Citizen: A New Zealand Perspective

Niki Harré, Taciano L. Milfont, William Helton, and Andrea Mead

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0057
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The current ecological crisis is of enormous relevance to psychology teaching, as it is essentially a problem of human behaviour. Despite this, psychology has been slow to contribute. As a result, ... More


Simple Heuristics and Rules of Thumb: Where Psychologists and Behavioural Biologists Might Meet

John M.C. Hutchinson and Gerd Gigerenzer

in Heuristics: The Foundations of Adaptive Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744282
eISBN:
9780199894727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744282.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

The Centre for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition (ABC) has hypothesized that much human decision making can be described by simple algorithmic process models (heuristics). This chapter explains this ... More


The Simultaneous Chain: A New Look at Serially Organized Behavior

Herbert Terrace

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Serial learning is one of the oldest and most widely studied phenomena of experimental psychology. Lashley argued that chaining theory could not ... More


Transitive inference in animals: Reasoning or conditioned associations?

Colin Allen

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter compares cognitive and associative accounts of behaviour by animals on transitive inference tasks. It explains that transitive ... More


Time and Number: Learning, Psychophysics, Stimulus Control, and Retention

J. Gregor Fetterman

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The resurgence of interest in animal cognition was accompanied by the use of increasingly complex stimulus arrangements such as temporal events ... More


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