Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior



In this book, we guided you into a fascinating field of comparative cognitive science.
Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior
Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior
Tetsuro Matsuzawa (Ed.)
Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior

Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: Springer Japan
ISBN: 978-4-431-70290-0 (Hardcover) / 978-4-431-09422-7 (Softcover)
DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-09423-4

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Biologists and anthropologists in Japan have played a crucial role in the development of primatology as a scientific discipline. Publication of Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior under the editorship of Tetsuro Matsuzawa reaffirms the pervasive and creative role played by the intellectual descendants of Kinji Imanishi and Junichiro Itani in the fields of behavioral ecology, psychology, and cognitive science. Matsuzawa and his colleagues-humans and other primate partners- explore a broad range of issues including the phylogeny of perception and cognition; the origin of human speech; learning and memory; recognition of self, others, and species; society and social interaction; and culture. With data from field and laboratory studies of more than 90 primate species and of more than 50 years of long-term research, the intellectual breadth represented in this volume makes it a major contribution to comparative cognitive science and to current views on the origin of the mind and behavior of humans.

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Table of contents

  • Foreword Seyfarth, R.M. and Cheney D.L.
  • Preface Matsuzawa, T.
  • Part 1 Introduction to Comparative Cognitive Science
  • Primate foundation of human intelligence: A view from tool use in nonhuman primates and fossil hominidsMatsuzawa, T.
  • Part 2 Phylogeny of Perception and Cognition
  • What you see is different from what I see: Species differences in visual perception Fujita, K.
  • Investigating visual perception and cognition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) through visual search and related tasks: from basic to complex processes Tomonaga, M.
  • Processing of the global and local dimensions of visual hierarchical stimuli by humans (Homo sapiens), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and baboons (Papio papio) Fagot, J., Tomonaga, M. and Deruelle, C.
  • How do we eat?: Hypothesis of foraging strategy from the view point of gustation in primates Ueno, Y.
  • Part 3 Origin of Human Speech: Auditory Perception and Vocalization
  • Lemur vocal communication and the origin of human language Oda, R.
  • Vocal exchange of coo calls in Japanese macaques Sugiura, H.
  • Hearing and auditory-visual intermodal recognition in the chimpanzee Hashiya, K. and Kojima, S.
  • Early vocal development in a chimpanzee infant Kojima, S.
  • Part 4 Learning and Memory
  • Chimapnzee numerical competence: Cardinal and ordinal skills Biro, D. and Matsuzawa, T.
  • Reproductive memory processes in chimpanzees: Homologous approaches to research on human working memory Kawai, N. and Matsuzawa, T.
  • Establishing line tracing on a touch monitor as a basic drawing skill in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)Iversen, I. And Matsuzawa, T.
  • Object recognition and object categorization in animals Jitsumori, M. and Delius, J.D..
  • Part 5 Recognition of Self, Others, and Species
  • Mirror self-recognition in primates: an ontogenetic and a phylogenetic approach Inoue-Nakamura N.
  • The level of self-knowledge in nonhuman primates: from the perspective of comparative cognitive scienceItakura, S.
  • Self and Other-control in Squirrel MonkeysAnderson, J.
  • Evolutionary Foundation and Development of Imitation Myowa-Yamakoshi, M.
  • Species recognition by macaques measured by sensory reinforcement Fujita, K.
  • Evolution of the human eye as a device for communication Kobayashi, H.
  • Part 6 Society and Social Interaction
  • A review of 50 years of research on the Japanese monkeys of Koshima: Status and dominance Watanabe, K.
  • Mother-offspring relationship in macaques Nakamichi, M.
  • The myth of despotism and nepotism: dominance and kinship in matrilineal societies of macaques Matsumura, H.
  • Decision making in social interactions by monkeys Muroyama, Y.
  • Part 7 Culture
  • "Sweet-potato washing" revisited Hirata, S., Watanabe, K., and Kawai, M.
  • Tube test in free-ranging Japanese macaques: Use of sticks and stones to obtain fruit from a transparent pipeTanaka, I.
  • Tool Use by Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) of the Arnhem Zoo CommunityTakeshita, H. and van Hooff J.A.R.A.M.
  • Ecology of tool use in wild chimpanzees: Toward reconstruction of Early hominid evolution Yamakoshi, G.
  • Emergence of Culture in wild chimpanzees: education by master-apprenticeshipMatsuzawa, T., Biro, D., Humle, T., Inoue-Nakamura, N. Tonooka, R., and Yamakoshi, G.