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Title The evolution of cognition / edited by Cecilia Heyes and Ludwig Huber.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2000]

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Series Vienna series in theoretical biology.
Vienna series in theoretical biology.
Subject Genetic psychology.
Psychology, Comparative.
Adaptation, Psychological.
Biological Evolution.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms.
Genetic Phenomena.
Mental Processes.
Biological Phenomena.
Psychiatry and Psychology.
Psychological Phenomena and Processes.
Phenomena and Processes.
Alt Name Heyes, Cecilia M.
Huber, Ludwig, 1950-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 386 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Evolutionary psychology in the round / Cecilia Heyes -- Psychophylogenesis: innovations and limitations in the evolution of cognition / Ludwig Huber -- Modularity and the evolution of cognition / Sara Shettleworth -- Cognitive evolution: a psychological perspective / M.E. Bitterman -- What must be known in order to understand imprinting? / Patrick Bateson -- Stimulus equivalencies through discrimination reversals / Juan D. Delius, Masako Jitsumori and Martina Siemann -- Abstraction and discrimination / Nicholas J. Mackintosh -- Primate worlds / Kim Sterelny -- Two hypotheses about primate cognition / Michael Tomasello -- Causal cognition and goal-directed action / Anthony Dickinson and Bernard W. Balleine -- Causal reasoning, mental rehearsal, and the evolution of primate cognition / Robin I.M. Dunbar -- Cause-effect reasoning in humans and animals / Duane M. Rumbaugh, Michael J. Beran and William A. Hillix -- The privatization of sensation / Nicholas Humphrey -- The search for a mental Rubicon / Euan M. Macphail -- Declarative and episodic-like memory in animals: personal musings of a scrub jay / Nicola S. Clayton, D.P. Griffiths and Anthony Dickinson -- Testing insight in ravens / Bernd Heinrich -- Feeding innovations and their cultural transmission in bird populations / Louis Lefebvre -- Climate, culture, and the evolution of cognition / Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd -- Goss.
Note Print version record.
Summary In the last decade, "evolutionary psychology" has come to refer exclusively to research on human mentality and behavior, motivated by a nativist interpretation of how evolution operates. This book encompasses the behavior and mentality of nonhuman as well as human animals and a full range of evolutionary approaches. Rather than a collection by and for the like-minded, it is a debate about how evolutionary processes have shaped cognition. The debate is divided into five sections: Orientations, on the phylogenetic, ecological, and psychological/comparative approaches to the evolution of cognition; Categorization, on how various animals parse their environments, how they represent objects and events and the relations among them; Causality, on whether and in what ways nonhuman animals represent cause and effect relationships; Consciousness, on whether it makes sense to talk about the evolution of consciousness and whether the phenomenon can be investigated empirically in nonhuman animals; and Culture, on the cognitive requirements for nongenetic transmission of information and the evolutionary consequences of such cultural exchange. Contributors : Bernard Balleine, Patrick Bateson, Michael J. Beran, M.E. Bitterman, Robert Boyd, Nicola Clayton, Juan Delius, Anthony Dickinson, Robin Dunbar, D.P. Griffiths, Bernd Heinrich, Cecilia Heyes, William A. Hillix, Ludwig Huber, Nicholas Humphrey, Masako Jitsumori, Louis Lefebvre, Nicholas Mackintosh, Euan M. Macphail, Peter Richerson, Duane M. Rumbaugh, Sara Shettleworth, Martina Siemann, Kim Sterelny, Michael Tomasello, Laura Weiser, Alexandra Wells, Carolyn Wilczynski, David Sloan Wilson.
Note English.
Access Access restricted to York University faculty, staff and students.
ISBN 0585368902 (electronic bk.)
9780585368900 (electronic bk.)
9780262275330 (electronic bk.)
0262275333 (electronic bk.)
0262082861 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 47011105
Additional Format Print version: Evolution of cognition. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000 0262082861 (DLC) 99046217 (OCoLC)42383494.
Table of Contents
 Series Foreword 
1Evolutionary Psychology in the Round / Cecilia Heyes3
2Psychophylogenesis: Innovations and Limitations in the Evolution of Cognition / Ludwig Huber23
3Modularity and the Evolution of Cognition / Sara Shettleworth43
4Cognitive Evolution: A Psychological Perspective / M. E. Bitterman61
5What Must Be Known in Order to Understand Imprinting? / Patrick Bateson85
6Stimulus Equivalencies Through Discrimination Reversals / Juan D. Delius, Masako Jitsumori, Martina Siemann103
7Abstraction and Discrimination / Nicholas J. Mackintosh123
8Primate Worlds / Kim Sterelny143
9Two Hypotheses About Primate Cognition / Michael Tomasello165
10Causal Cognition and Goal-Directed Action / Anthony Dickinson, Bernard W. Balleine185
11Causal Reasoning, Mental Rehearsal, and the Evolution of Primate Cognition / Robin I. M. Dunbar205
12Cause-Effect Reasoning in Humans and Animals / Duane M. Rumbaugh, Michael J. Beran, William A. Hillix221
13The Privatization of Sensation / Nicholas Humphrey241
14The Search for a Mental Rubicon / Euan M. Macphail253
15Declarative and Episodic-like Memory in Animals: Personal Musings of a Scrub Jay / Nicola S. Clayton, D. P. Griffiths, Anthony Dickinson273
16Testing Insight in Ravens / Bernd Heinrich289
17Feeding Innovations and Their Cultural Transmission in Bird Populations / Louis Lefebvre311
18Climate, Culture, and the Evolution of Cognition / Peter J. Richerson, Robert Boyd329
19Gossip and Other Aspects of Language as Group-Level Adaptations [et al.] / David Sloan Wilson, Carolyn Wilczynski, Alexandra Wells347
 Species Index369
 Author Index373
 Subject Index379

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