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Dynamic Coordination in the BrainFrom Neurons to Mind$
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Christoph von der Malsburg, William A. Phillips, and Wolf Singer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014717

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.001.0001

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What Can Studies of Comparative Cognition Teach Us about the Evolution of Dynamic Coordination?

What Can Studies of Comparative Cognition Teach Us about the Evolution of Dynamic Coordination?

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(p.43) 4 What Can Studies of Comparative Cognition Teach Us about the Evolution of Dynamic Coordination?
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Dynamic Coordination in the Brain
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Uri Grodzinski

Nicola S. Clayton

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0004

Evidence from the field of comparative cognition suggests that many mammal and bird species possess cognitive abilities, such as the use of episodic-like memory of past events to modify behavior flexibly and “understanding” physical properties. The convergent evolution of particular cognitive abilities in primates and corvids indicates that the type of coordination required for cognitive abilities has evolved at least twice. This chapter explores the link between comparative cognition and dynamic coordination in the brain. It looks at a number of recent examples of animal cognition and discusses the sort of coordination they require.

Keywords:   comparative cognition, cognitive abilities, episodic-like memory, evolution, primates, corvids, dynamic coordination, brain, animal cognition

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