Cognitive Processes of Nonhuman Primates

Cognitive Processes of Nonhuman Primates

1st Edition - January 28, 1971

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  • Editor: Leonard Jarrard
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160292

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Cognitive Processes of Nonhuman Primates covers the proceedings of the Sixth Annual Symposium on Cognition, held at Carnegie-Mellon University on March 26 and 27, 1970. The symposium focuses on the status of research dealing with complex behavioral processes of monkeys and apes, providing insights into complex behavior of human and nonhuman primates. Composed of nine chapters, this book covers short-term memory in the monkey and how this relates to human short-term memory. A chapter compares memory deficits that accompany brain dysfunction in animals and man. The following chapters discuss the analysis of the development of language in a young female chimpanzee and the cogent analysis of interaction between habits and concepts in the monkey. The effects of early deprived and enriched environment on later complex behavioral processes of monkeys are also explained. Moreover, this book goes on examining the nonhuman brain capacities and the continuities with human behavior. It also discusses important research comparing delayed-response performance of several species of monkeys, age groups of children, and adults. The book will be of great help to scientists, researchers, teachers, and students who are interested in cognition processes and memory of nonhuman primates and humans.

Table of Contents


  • List of Contributors

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Short-Term Memory in the Monkey

    The Task

    General Procedures

    Effects of Physical Restraint of Behavior on Short-Term Retention

    The Role of Interpolated Activity in Short-Term Retention

    The Importance of Repetition of the Stimulus to Be Remembered

    The Importance of Stimulus Difficulty in Short-Term Retention

    Intertrial Interval Effects

    Concluding Remarks

    References

    Chapter 2. Comparison of Amnesic States in Monkey and Man

    Text

    References

    Chapter 3. Some General Characteristics of a Method for Teaching Language to Organisms That Do Not Ordinarily Acquire It

    Introduction

    Physical Basis of Language

    Question

    Negative

    Better Procedures for Teaching Yes-No Questions

    Strict Training Procedure: One Unknown at a Time

    Property Names

    Class Membership

    Symbolization: When Is a Piece of Plastic a Word?

    General Comments on Training Methods

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter 4. The Habits and Concepts of Monkeys

    Text

    References

    Chapter 5. The Effects of Deprived and Enriched Rearing Conditions on Later Learning: A Review

    Explanations of Early Deprivation Effects

    Effects of Early Experience upon Learning in Rodents

    Effects on Early Experience upon Learning in Dogs

    Effects of Early Experience upon Learning in Monkeys and Apes

    References

    Chapter 6. The Effect of Early Adverse and Enriched Environments on the Learning Ability of Rhesus Monkeys

    History

    Method

    Results

    Discussion

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 7. Some Differences between Human and Other Primate Brains

    Text

    References

    Chapter 8. Similarities in the Cognitive Processes of Monkeys and Man

    Concepts and Habits

    Language and Cognition

    Short-Term Memory and the Control of Attention

    References

    Chapter 9. Species Differences in "Transmitting" Spatial Location Information

    Text

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index




Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 28, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160292

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Leonard Jarrard

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