Open Questions: Animal Cognition

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Introduction



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Sites with general resources

Chimpanzee Cultures
"This website gives access to an online database that describes the cultural variations in chimpanzee behaviour, and shows behaviour distributions across the long-term study sites in Africa."


Surveys, overviews, tutorials

Meet the brains of the animal world
May 2009 BBC News feature article article about tool use and memory ability of corvids.
One World, Many Minds: Intelligence in the Animal Kingdom
December 2008 Scientific American Mind article, subtitled "We are used to thinking of humans as occupying the sole pinnacle of evolutionary intelligence. That's where we're wrong."
Animal Intelligence and the Evolution of the Human Mind
August 2008 Scientific American Mind article, by Ursula Dicke and Gerard Roth, subtitled "Subtle refinements in brain architecture, rather than large-scale alterations, make us smarter than other animals."
Think Animals Don't Think Like Us? Think Again
January 2009 Discover article, subtitled "One extraordinary parrot helped shatter our preconceptions about animal intelligence."


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Aping the Stone Age
Bruce Bower
Science News, November 21, 2009
Chimp chasers join artifact extractors to probe the roots of stone tools.
More Animals Seem to Have Some Ability to Count
Michael Tennesen
Scientific American, September 2009
Counting may be innate in many species
Why Are Some Animals So Smart?
Carel van Schaik
Scientific American, April 2006


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