Comparative Approaches to Cognitive Science

Comparative Approaches to Cognitive Science

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The book includes considerations of the perceptual and motor abilities of animals as the evolutionary and conceptual foundation of more complex abilities; modeling focused as much on connections and constraints as on language and symbols; an interest in simple adaptive processes in animals and robots as the basis for more complex forms of learning and adaptation; and a consideration of animals and robots as integrated and situated systems in contrast to the reductionist and environment-free frameworks often seen in standard cognitive science.... as labels for stimulus categories) or as imperative (i.e., as instructions describing appropriate responses) (e.g., Marler 1961, 1992; Cheney ... mammalian carnivores, the most dangerous of which is the leopard; raptors, particularly the martial eagle; and snakes, particularly the python. Struhsaker ( 1967) discovered that vervet alarm calls fall into at least three acoustically distinct classes, each of whichanbsp;...

Title:Comparative Approaches to Cognitive Science
Author: H. L. Roitblat, Jean-Arcady Meyer
Publisher:MIT Press - 1995

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