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Introduction to Learning and Behavior 5th Edition

Introduction to Learning and Behavior (5th Edition)

Book Edition5th Edition
Author(s)Honey, Powell
Chapter 13, What Is Comparative Cognition?, QUICK QUIZ A, Exercise 1
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Comparative cognition is the study of inf ________ pr ________ across a variety of species.

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Cognition involves mental processes such as memory, decision-making, perception, planning, and attention.


Information processing comprises mechanisms used to perceive, interpret, organize, and recall information.  It encompasses the study of various cognitive functions, such as problem-solving, decision-making, planning, and memory. 

There are a number of similarities and differences between various species with respect to their learning pattern, language acquisition, and other information processing procedures. Comparative cognition aims to study the information processing systems between various species including humans. The process of interpreting the received information is different for different species. It emphasizes identifying the difference across species to the extent to which their cognitive abilities are developed.

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  • information processing

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