Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (2017, Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.)

336 pages

English language

Published Jan. 4, 2017 by Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W..

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4 stars (3 reviews)

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4 stars

Wonderful weaving of stories and studies of the full range of animal intelligences, a history of the author's field of ethology (evolutionary cognition), and a barrage of reminders that human researchers and thinkers spent a long time convinced our own intelligence is of a separate kind by changing definitions and ignoring counter-examples (in both humans and animals). Our mental overlap with animals is remarkable, and embracing this should help us learn much more about how our smart animal brain&perception&learning came to be.

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Subjects

  • Animal intelligence
  • Psychology, comparative