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Minos 1 Word Count: 408 2 3 There are commonalities in the cognitive architecture of all animals on Earth. 4 5 We understand cognition as being the brain’s way of encoding abstract external stimuli in 6 a way that we are able to remember, learn, and reason from it using knowledge-based intuition. In 7 addressing the topic statement, this essay adopts the definition of cognitive architecture as being 8 the structural and operational processes of animal brains that leads to intelligent behaviour. The 9 supporting arguments explore brains across different animal groups with varying degrees of 10 sophistication while focusing on 3 main considerations: (i) physical structure, (ii) functional 11 purpose, and (iii) common behavioural traits. 12 13 Research has shown that the physical structure of an animal’s brain (i.e. volume, weight, 14 or shape) cannot serve as the sole explanatory factor in the emergence of the animal’s intelligent 15 behaviour. When comparing two different sized animal brain, the smaller brain does not mean it
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  • Spring '10
  • JOHNSRICHARD
  • Psychology, Cognitive architecture, animal groups, different animal groups, common behavioural traits

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