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10: How do animals think? Animal cognition in human context

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
in englischer Sprache

In „The Descent of Man“ Darwin described the „difference in mental power between the highest ape and the lowest savage“ as „immense“ – but later on the same page he also noted that there was „no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties“. Ever since Darwin debate has raged back and forth over the degree of similarity between human and nonhuman thinking. We shall consider this question in light of the latest research on the ability of animals to reason, remember, communicate, form con-cepts, and understand each other’s states of mind.

READING LIST:

Wynne, CDL (2004) Do Animals Think? Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

Wynne, CDL (2001) Animal Cognition: The Mental Lives of Animals. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave

Budiansky, S. (1998) If a Lion Could Talk: How Animals Think. London, UK: Wiedenfeld & Nicolson

Professor, Section of Language and Intelligence, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Associate Professor, University of Florida, Department of Psychology

Tetsuro MATSUZAWA

Professor, Section of Language and Intelligence, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

"Ai Project" started and has been focusing on the language-like skills and the concept of numbers established in a female chimpanzee
 Has been studying chimpanzee intelligence both in the laboratory and in the wild and tries to synthesize the field work and the laboratory work to understand the nature of chimpanzees
1978

Dr. Clive D. L. WYNNE

Associate Professor, University of Florida, Department of Psychology

Research Fellow, Duke University, Durham, U.S.A. Research Fellow, Universität Konstanz, West Germany Research Associate, Duke University, Durham, U.S.A. Lecturer /Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia
1987-1988
1988-1990
1990-1993
1993-2001

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