By James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould
Animal habit has lengthy been a battleground among the competing claims of nature and nurture, with the prospective function of cognition in habit as a up to date addition to this debate. there's an untapped trove of behavioral info which can let us know very much approximately how the animals draw from those neural concepts: The buildings animals construct supply an outstanding window at the workings of the animal brain. Animal Architects examines animal structure throughout a number of species, from these whose blueprints are mostly innate (such as spiders and their webs) to these whose difficult constructions appear to require highbrow perception, making plans, or even aesthetics (such as bowerbirds’ nests, or beavers’ dams). starting with intuition and the easy houses of solitary bugs, James and Carol Gould stream directly to conditioning; the “cognitive map” and the way it developed; and the function of making plans and perception. ultimately, they consider what animal construction tells us concerning the nature of human intelligence-showing why people, not like many animals, have to construct castles within the air.
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