The Mind of the Chimpanzee

The Mind of the Chimpanzee

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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. The Mind of the Chimpanzee 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 topicsa€”including imitation, tool use, face recognition, culture, cooperation, and reconciliationa€”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. With a breadth of material on cognition and culture from the lab and the field, The Mind of the Chimpanzee is a first-rate synthesis of contemporary studies of these fascinating mammals that will appeal to all those interested in animal minds and what we can learn from them.A few days later, on March 2, 2005, the Ngogo chimpanzees gathered in the northwest portion of their territory (figure 15.6c), and at midmorning began ... Hunting Behavior and Patrols: What Knowledge Do Chimpanzees Have about Other Ecologically Relevant, Sympatric Species? ... Chimpanzees are well known for their predatory behavior (reviews in Uehara 1997; Stanford 1998; see chapter 18).

Title:The Mind of the Chimpanzee
Author:Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf, Stephen R. Ross, Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2010-08-15


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