465 pages, Illus
#Self-Awareness in Animals and Humans, a collection of #original articles on self-awareness in monkeys, apes, #humans, and other species, focuses on controversies about #how to measure self-awareness, which species are capable #of self-awareness and which are not, and why. Several #chapters focus on the controversial question of whether #gorillas, like other great apes and human infants, are #capable of mirror self-recognition (MSR) or whether they #are anomalously unable to do so. Other chapters focus on #whether macaque monkeys are capable of MSR. The focus of #the chapters is both comparative and developmental: #several contributors explore the value of frameworks from #human developmental psychology for comparative studies. #This dual focus - comparative and developmental - #reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the volume, #which brings together biological anthropologists, #comparative and developmental psychologists, and #cognitive scientists from Japan, France, Spain, Hungary, #New Zealand, Scotland and the United States.
Paperback re-issue of the original 1994 hardback edition.
'... a detailed account of a fascinating subject with some far-reaching implications for our perception of other animals' perceptions of themselves.' Bidda Jones, Primate Eye
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