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The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Ecological and Experimental Perspectives

Edited By: Elizabeth V Lonsdorf, Stephen R Ross and Tetsuro Matsuzawa

379 pages, 144 halftones, 31 line illus, 19 tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Sep 2010 | #184315 | ISBN-13: 9780226492797
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Hardback | Sep 2010 | #184314 | ISBN-13: 9780226492780
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About this book

Understanding the chimpanzee mind is akin to opening a window onto human consciousness. Many of our complex cognitive processes have origins that can be seen in the way that chimpanzees think, learn, and behave. This book brings together scores of prominent scientists from around the world to share the most recent research into what goes on inside the mind of our closest living relative.

Intertwining a range of topics - including imitation, tool use, face recognition, culture, cooperation and reconciliation - with critical commentaries on conservation and welfare, the collection aims to understand how chimpanzees learn, think and feel, so that researchers can not only gain insight into the origins of human cognition, but also crystallize collective efforts to protect wild chimpanzee populations and ensure appropriate care in captive settings.

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Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf is the director of the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and a faculty member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago. Stephen R. Ross supervises behavior and cognitive research at the Fisher Center and chairs the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Tetsuro Matsuzawa directs the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University.

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