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Book Title: Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think|
The author of the book: Marc Hauser
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.27 MB
ISBN 13: 9780805056693
Edition: Henry Holt and Co.
Date of issue: March 9th 2000
Read full description of the books:Do animals think? Can they count? Do they have emotions? Do they feel anger, frustration, hurt, or sorrow? Are they bound by any moral code? At last, here is a book that provides authoritative answers to these long-standing questions. Most pop-science books tend to anthropomorphize and romanticize animals, presenting them as furry little humans or as creatures that cannot think or feel at all. Marc Hauser, an acclaimed scientist in the field of animal cognition, uses insights from evolutionary theory and cognitive science to examine animal thought without such biases or preconceptions. For example, do species that share food or travel in large groups have greater innate mathematical abilities? Hauser treats animals neither as machines devoid of feeling nor as extensions of humans, but as independent beings driven by their own complex impulses. In prose that is both elegant and edifying, Hauser describes his groundbreaking research in the field, leading his readers on what David Premack, author of The Mind of an Ape, calls "a masterful tour of the animal mind."
Read information about the authorMy training is the biological sciences, but with broad interests in human nature, including its evolution. My writings, including academic and trade books, as well as over 200 scientific papers, cover the disciplines of animal behavior, evolutionary biology, neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, biological anthropology, evolutionary psychology, linguistics, economics, cognitive development, and philosophy. From 1992-2010 I was a professor at Harvard University. From 2010 and ongoing, I am working with at-risk youths, harnessing the discoveries of the mind and brain sciences to both bring new tools to this important are of education and human welfare, and to help ameliorate the lives of these children. I continue to work on scientific papers, teach, and write for the general public.
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