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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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Cognitive Biology: The New Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive Biology: The New Cognitive Sciences

(p.3) 1 Cognitive Biology: The New Cognitive Sciences
Cognitive Biology

Luca Tommasi

Lynn Nadel

Mary A. Peterson

The MIT Press

Cognitive science has undergone a transformation where many cognitive abilities have now been explored in a wide range of organisms. This introductory chapter presents a schematic portrait of the sources of change in cognitive sciences and provides a basis for the field called cognitive biology. It also discusses the precursors of cognitive sciences, the current state of affairs of cognitive sciences, the evolutionary approach in the explanation of human cognition and behavior.

Keywords:   cognitive science, cognitive abilities, cognitive biology, cognition, behavior

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