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Evolution of Brain Complexity and Animal Minds: 24th Annual Karger Workshop in Evolutionary Neuroscience, New Orleans, La., October 2012 Special Topic Issue: Brain, Behavior and Evolution 2013, Vol. 82, No. 1


Series: Brain, Behavior, and Evolution (Special Issues) Volume: 82/1

By: LS Demski(Editor)

80 pages, 8 colour & 17 b/w illustrations, 2 tables

S Karger

Paperback | Aug 2013 | #211743 | ISBN-13: 9783318024821
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This is a reprint of Brain, Behavior and Evolution 2013, Vol. 82, No. 1

This special topic issue associates unique features of animal minds, i.e. aspects of cognition, emotion and consciousness, with differences in complexity of neural systems and considers the evolutionary processes producing such relationships. The additional aim of Evolution of Brain Complexity and Animal Minds is to go beyond cognition, to encompass other aspects of consciousness, and to enhance consideration of brain diversity.

The topics are including: behavioral correlates of mushroom body elaboration in insects; central nervous pathways and adaptive behavior in octopuses and other cephalopods; the pallium and mind/behavior relationships in teleost fishes; variation in reptilian brains and cognition; bird brains and tool use; and the evolution of large brain size in mammals. Providing new perspectives in the understanding of animal minds and brain complexity, Evolution of Brain Complexity and Animal Minds will be of special interest for neuroscientists, comparative psychologists, animal behaviorists, zoologists, cognitive scientists and everybody interested in brain-behavior mechanisms and models.


5   Preface
 Demski, L.S. (Sarasota, Fla.)

9   Evolution of Complex Higher Brain Centers and Behaviors: Behavioral Correlates of Mushroom Body Elaboration in Insects
 Farris, S.M. (Morgantown, W. Va.)

19   How Nervous Systems Evolve in Relation to Their Embodiment: What We Can Learn from Octopuses and Other Molluscs
 Hochner, B. (Jerusalem)

31   The Pallium and Mind/Behavior Relationships in Teleost Fishes
 Demski, L.S. (Sarasota, Fla.)

45   Variation in Reptilian Brains and Cognition
 Northcutt, R.G. (La Jolla, Calif.)

55   Bird Brains and Tool Use: Beyond Instrumental Conditioning
 Striedter, G.F. (Irvine, Calif.)

68   The Evolutions of Large Brain Size in Mammals: The ‘Over-700-Gram Club Quartet’
 Manger, P.R. (Johannesburg); Spocter, M.A. (Johannesburg/Des Moines, Iowa); Patzke, N. (Johannesburg)

79   Subject  Index

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