The study of cognition connects behavior with nervous system function

The study of cognition connects behavior with nervous system function

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Unformatted text preview: The study of cognition connects behavior with nervous system function. The term cognition is variously defined. In a narrow sense, it is synonymous with consciousness or awareness. In a broad sense, animal cognition is the ability of an animal’s nervous system to perceive, store, process, and use information gathered by sensory receptors. The study of animal cognition, called cognitive ethology, examines the connection between an animal’s nervous system and its behavior. One area of research investigates how an animal’s brain represents physical objects in the environment. Cognitive ethnologists have discovered that many animals, including insects, categorize objects in their environment as “same” or “different.” Primates, dolphins, and corvids (crow, ravens, and jays) are capable of novel problem- solving behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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