Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior

Editors: Matsuzawa, Tetsuro (Ed.)

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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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"The volume’s emphasis on studies of the common chimpanzee … reflects the long-standing interests of its editor, the not-so-common cognitive psychologist Tetsuro Matsuzawa. … Without question, this volume belongs on the desk of any student or researcher with a serious interest in primate behavior or comparative cognition. The editor has succeeded admirably in bringing together a coherent collection of important work." (Sarah Boysen, Science, Vol. 295, February, 2002)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Primate Foundations of Human Intelligence: A View of Tool Use in Nonhuman Primates and Fossil Hominids

    Matsuzawa, Tetsuro

    Pages 3-25

  • What You See is Different from What I See: Species Differences in Visual Perception

    Fujita, Kazuo

    Pages 29-54

  • Investigating Visual Perception and Cognition in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Through Visual Search and Related Tasks: From Basic to Complex Processes

    Tomonaga, Masaki

    Pages 55-86

  • Processing of the Global and Local Dimensions of Visual Hierarchical Stimuli by Humans (Homo sapiens), Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), and Baboons (Papio papio)

    Fagot, Joël (et al.)

    Pages 87-103

  • How Do We Eat? Hypothesis of Foraging Strategy from the Viewpoint of Gustation in Primates

    Ueno, Yoshikazu

    Pages 104-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior
Editors
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-09423-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-09423-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-70290-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-09422-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 587
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