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By Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, Lynn Nadel

Long ago few a long time, resources of idea within the multidisciplinary box of cognitive technology have widened. as well as ongoing very important paintings in cognitive and affective neuroscience, very important new paintings is being performed on the intersection of psychology and the organic sciences usually. This quantity deals an outline of the cross-disciplinary integration of evolutionary and developmental techniques to cognition in gentle of those fascinating new contributions from the existence sciences.

This study has explored many cognitive talents in quite a lot of organisms and developmental levels, and effects have published the character and starting place of many situations of the cognitive lifetime of organisms. each one component of Cognitive Biology offers with a key area of cognition: spatial cognition; the relationships between realization, belief, and studying; representations of numbers and monetary values; and social cognition. participants speak about each one subject from the views of psychology and neuroscience, mind conception and modeling, evolutionary thought, ecology, genetics, and developmental science.

Contributors: Chris M. fowl, Elizabeth M. Brannon, Neil Burgess, Jessica F. Cantlon, Stanislas Dehaene, Christian F. Doeller, Reuven Dukas, Rochel Gelman, Alexander Gerganov, Paul W. Glimcher, Robert L. Goldstone, Edward M. Hubbard, Lucia F. Jacobs, Mark H. Johnson, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, David Landy, Lynn Nadel, Nora S. Newcombe, Daniel Osorio, Mary A. Peterson, Manuela Piazza, Philippe Pinel, Michael L. Platt, Kristin R. Ratliff, Michael E. Roberts, Wendy S. Shallcross, Stephen V. Shepherd, Sylvain Sirois, Luca Tommasi, Alessandro Treves, Alexandra Twyman, Giorgio Vallortigara

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2007). Consequently, understanding the circuitry of the hippocampus crucially involves understanding this capacity for decorrelating spatial representations, at least in rodents. It could well be that in other species complex memories of a less spatial nature take a more prominent role, in which case it would be even more appropriate to approach hippocampal decorrelation and memory processes at an abstract level, and independent of the possibly species-specific spatial processes so finely investigated with the rat model (see also chapter 2 of this volume, by Lucia F.

2007), and be more successful at surviving in the new habitats that they occupy as invasive species (Sol et al. 2005a). Primate species with larger brains are more likely to show greater innovation, tool use, and, interestingly, social learning (Reader and Laland 2002). The dominant interpretation of these patterns has typically been that of Machiavellian intelligence, namely, it is necessary to have greater processing capacity (a larger brain) to keep track of and manipulate a quickly shifting social scene (Byrne and Whiten 1988).

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