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Generalization 30/09/2009 23:20:00 Generalization 6 Dimensions of Generalization Species Whether you can generalize from a rat, to an ape, to a human Bears to humans? Domestication Context How wood birds in the wild behave in an aviary or an enclosed lab context. Behavior maze behavior clark’s nutcracker o cache memory – hides about 30,000 seeds over the summer, and can  find about 98% of them in the winter, in the snow o how do they do it? o Hippocampus Closely related Warblers o Effect of lifestyle on cognitive abilities Garden warbler Long distance migrant Larger hippocampus
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12 month feeding site memory Sardinian warbler Non-migrant Smaller hippocampus 2 week memory Rewards Sensory Modalities Dogs, rats are colorblind and humans are not
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Unformatted text preview: Sloppy Generalization Popular press & media Ethologists (popular books) Cognition 30/09/2009 23:20:00 Cognition Animal Cognition Donald Griffin The Question of Animal Awareness Cleverness = Cognition How could animals NOT be cognitive? Examples: o Assassin bug like to eat termites. They are colorful and they can make their bodies glue-like to disguise themselves with the material the termite nest is made out of. o Archer Fish spray water at a very narrow stream at insects on plants outside of the water. Target accuracy improves via observational learning o Dung Beetle o Milkweed beetle o o Alex the African Grey Parrot He can explain what things are 30/09/2009 23:20:00...
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