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Animal Cognition: The Mental Lives of Animals

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Animal Cognition

Covering a wide range of key topics, from reasoning and communication to...

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By: Clive DL Wynne (Author)

213 pages, Bw photos, illus, figs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 1 | #122622 | ISBN: 0333923960
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Hardback | Oct 2001 | Edition: 1 | #122620 | ISBN: 0333923952
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About this book

Presents a survey of contemporary research on animal cognition, and includes recent studies from many little-studied species.

'This book communicates the intriguing facts about animal cognition, and how fascinating it can be to investigate animal minds, without talking down to the reader, exaggerating animals' mental capacities, or implying that outstanding questions have been answered...A very unusual combination.' - Professor Cecilia Heyes, University College London 'Wynne writes clearly, engages the reader well, and gives lots of examples and anecdotes but does not sacrifice rigour.' - Professor Michael Corballis, University of Auckland 'Extremely readable, particularly for undergraduates...the first book of its kind that is well-suited for an advanced undergraduate course rather than for a graduate course.' - Professor Tom Zentall, University of Kentucky 'An excellent introduction to animal cognition...Coverage is impressively thorough...Wynne has a delightfully engaging, informal style. It is clear that the author enjoys what he is writing about, and this enjoyment is readily conveyed to the reader.' - Professor John Pearce, Cardiff University


The Mental Lives of Animals: Introduction - Other Minds, Other Matters - Detecting Cause and Effect - Other Ways of Seeing the World I: Physical Dimensions - Other Ways of Seeing the World II: Abstract Dimensions - Remembering - Reasoning - Communication and Language - Conclusions and Comparisons

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CLIVE WYNNE is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Western Australia. He was educated at University College London and Edinburgh University, and has since undertaken research in Germany, the US and Australia. He is Consulting Editor of the journal Animal Learning and Behavior and reviewer for Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Cognition, European Journal of Neuroscience, International Journal of Comparative Psychology, and many others.

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