Cognitive Biology Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

ISBN13: 
262012935
Title: 
Cognitive Biology Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Author: 
Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson and Lynn Nadel (2006)
Description: 
In the past few decades, sources of inspiration in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science have widened. In addition to ongoing vital work in cognitive and affective neuroscience, important new work is being conducted at the intersection of psychology and the biological sciences in general. This volume offers an overview of the cross-disciplinary integration of evolutionary and developmental approaches to cognition in light of these exciting new contributions from the life sciences. This research has explored many cognitive abilities in a wide range of organisms and developmental stages, and results have revealed the nature and origin of many instances of the cognitive life of organisms. Each section of Cognitive Biology deals with a key domain of cognition: spatial cognition; the relationships among attention, perception, and learning; representations of numbers and economic values; and social cognition. Contributors discuss each topic from the perspectives of psychology and neuroscience, brain theory and modeling, evolutionary theory, ecology, genetics, and developmental science.
Place: 
SFU