Avian Cognition by Carel ten Cate,Susan D. Healy

By Carel ten Cate,Susan D. Healy

The cognitive skills of birds are impressive: hummingbirds combine spatial and temporal information regarding nutrients assets, day-old chicks have a feeling of numbers, parrots could make and use instruments, and ravens have refined insights in social relationships. This quantity describes the total variety of avian cognitive skills, the mechanisms in the back of such skills and the way they relate to the ecology of the species. Synthesising the newest study in avian cognition, quite a number specialists within the box offer first-hand insights into experimental tactics, results and theoretical advances, together with a dialogue of ways the findings in birds relate to the cognitive skills of different species, together with people. The authors disguise a number of themes comparable to spatial cognition, social studying, software use, perceptual categorization and idea studying, supplying the wider context for college kids and researchers drawn to the present country of avian cognition examine, its key questions and acceptable experimental approaches.

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