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Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behaviour

Edited By: T Matsuzawa

587 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #119001 | ISBN: 4431702903
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Aims to illuminate the primate origin of human cognition and behaviour through field observation and environmental analysis. Matsuzawa and his colleagues explore a broad range of issues including the phylogeny of perception and cognition, the origin of human speech, learning and memory, recognition of self, others, and species, society and social interaction, and culture.


From the contents: Foreword.- Introduction to Comparative Cognitive Science.- Phylogeny of Perception and Cognition.- Origin of Human Speech: Auditory Perception and Vocalization.- Learning and Memory.- Recognition of Self, Others, and Species.- Society and Social Interaction.- Culture. The complete table of contents can be found on the Internet:

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