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Dolphin Communication and Cognition: Past, Present, and Future

Combining both laboratory and field findings, this book offers a comprehensive reference of the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition

By: Denise L Herzing (Editor), Christine M Johnson (Editor)

310 pages, 9 b/w photos, 4 b/w illustrations

MIT Press

Hardback | Oct 2015 | #223464 | ISBN-13: 9780262029674
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NHBS Price: £24.95 $31/€28 approx

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Dolphin researchers have collected an impressive amount of data over the last twenty years, thanks to advances in technology for monitoring, recording, and analyzing dolphin behavior as well as increasing interest in exploring and modeling dolphins' cognitive capacities. Dolphin Communication and Cognition offers a comprehensive reference to the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, reporting on findings from both the laboratory and the field. The contributors review a wide range of topics, including vocalization, abstract reasoning abilities, imitation and learning, social cognition, echolocation, and ethical issues in working with cetaceans.

Dolphin Communication and Cognition begins by examining the dolphin brain and its evolution, the anatomy of its unique sound production and reception systems, and its sensory abilities. It next treats communication, reviewing the complexity of dolphins' vocalization, and then describes research on cognition, from both experimental and developmental perspectives. Finally, Dolphin Communication and Cognition considers the future of dolphin research, including a series of provocative questions that remain unanswered, posed by the volume's expert contributors.

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Denise L. Herzing is Research Director and Founder of the Wild Dolphin Project and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Christine M. Johnson is on the faculty of the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego.

- Mats Amundin
- Whitlow Au
- Ted W. Cranford
- Nicola Erdsack
- John Ford
- Wolf Hanke
- Louis M. Herman
- Denise L. Herzing
- Christine M. Johnson
- Petr Krysl
- Stan Kuczaj
- Marc Lammers
- Lori Marino
- Paul Nachtigall
- Julie Oswald
- Adam A. Pack
- Heidi Pearson
- Sam Ridgway
- Jeanette Thomas
- Randall Wells
- Thomas I. White
- Hal Whitehead
- Kelley Winship
- Bernd Wursig

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