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Primate Neuroethology

Michael Platt and Asif Ghazanfar


This edited volume bridges the epistemological gap between primate ethologists and primate neurobiologists. Experts in several fields review work ranging from primate foraging behavior, to the neurophysiology of motor control; from vocal communication, to the functions of the auditory cortex. This synthesis of the cognitive, ethological, and neurobiological approaches to primate behavior yields an understanding of our primate cousins to date, and sheds light on the evolutionary development of human behavior and cognition. The book contains chapters by primatologists, comparative psychologists, ... More

Keywords: primate neuroethnology, primate ethologists, primate neurobiologists, primate behaviour, neurophysiology, motor control, vocal communication, auditory cortex, foraging, evolutionary development

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326598
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Platt, editor
Duke University

Asif Ghazanfar, editor
Princeton University

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Michael L. Platt, and Asif A. Ghazanfar

Chapter 4 Foraging Cognition in Nonhuman Primates

Klaus Zuberbühler, and Karline Janmaat

Chapter 5 Primate Vocal Communication

Robert M. Seyfarth, and Dorothy L. Cheney

Chapter 7 Primate Social Cognition: Thirty Years After Premack and Woodruff

Alexandra G. Rosati, Laurie R. Santos, and Brian Hare

Chapter 8 Behavioral Signatures of Numerical Cognition

Elizabeth M. Brannon, Kerry E. Jordan, and Sarah M. Jones

Chapter 12 Circuits of Visual Attention

Tirin Moore, Robert J. Schafer, and Behrad Noudoost

Chapter 14 Encoding and Beyond in the Motor Cortex

Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, Maryam Saleh, and Julian A. Mattiello

Chapter 16 Circuits of Emotion in the Primate Brain

Katalin M. Gothard, and Kari L. Hoffman

Chapter 24 Object Recognition: Physiological and Computational Insights

Doris Y. Tsao, Charles F. Cadieu, and Margaret S. Livingstone

Chapter 26 Neuroethology of Attention in Primates

Stephen V. Shepherd, and Michael L. Platt

Chapter 28 Out of Our Minds

Louise Barrett, and Drew Rendall

Chapter 30 Evolution of an Intellectual Mind in the Primate Brain

Atsushi Iriki, Yumiko Yamazaki, and Osamu Sakura