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Cognitive BiologyEvolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior$
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Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012935

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001

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Animals as Natural Geometers

Animals as Natural Geometers

Chapter:
(p.83) 5 Animals as Natural Geometers
Source:
Cognitive Biology
Author(s):

Giorgio Vallortigara

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0081

This chapter discusses how animals deal with natural geometry, particularly on spatial reorientation mechanisms. It examines the ability of animals, such as birds and fish, to integrate landmark and geometric information in environments of different spatial scale.

Keywords:   animals, natural geometry, spatial reorientation, geometric information, spatial scale

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