Evolutionary Biology of Animal Cognition

  title={Evolutionary Biology of Animal Cognition},
  author={Reuven Dukas},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • R. Dukas
  • Published 22 November 2004
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
▪ Abstract This review focuses on five key evolutionary issues pertaining to animal cognition, defined as the neuronal processes concerned with the acquisition, retention, and use of information. Whereas the use of information, or decision making, has been relatively well examined by students of behavior, evolutionary aspects of other cognitive traits that affect behavior, including perception, learning, memory, and attention, are less well understood. First, there is ample evidence for… 

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