Open Questions: Animal Cognition
Sites with general resources
- "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
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
Aping the Stone Age
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
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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