The Neuroscience of Animal Intelligence: From the Seahare to the Seahorse

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Columbia University Press, Aug 13, 2013 - Medical - 506 pages
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A critical survey of the physiological approach to learning, memory, and intelligence in non-human animals, emphasizing the implications of physiological research for theories of intelligent processes in intact animals. After introducing two new approaches -- comparative neurology and computational neuroscience -- the book concludes with a discussion of the role of neocortex in perception and in general intelligence.
  

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Contents

The Physiological Analysis of Cognition
iii
Simple Learning in Simple Systems
1
Habituation in Vertebrates
51
Association Formation in Simple Systems
75
Association Formation in Vertebrates The Role of the Cerebellum
131
Association Formation in Vertebrates The Role of the Hippocampus
161
Contextual Learning
232
The Fractionation of Memory
281
Unexplored Avenues
355
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