Dolphin communication and cognition [electronic resource] : past, present, and future / edited by Denise L. Herzing and Christine M. Johnson.

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MIT Press CogNet.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2015]
1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages) : illustrations
Dolphins -- Behavior.
Dolphins -- Psychology.
Animal communication.
Cognition in animals.
"Dolphin researchers have collected an impressive amount of data over the last twenty years, thanks to advances in technology for monitoring, recording, and analyzing dolphin behavior as well as increasing interest in exploring and modeling dolphins' cognitive capacities. This volume offers a comprehensive reference to the latest research on dolphin communication and cognition, reporting on findings from both the laboratory and the field. The contributors review a wide range of topics, including vocalization, abstract reasoning abilities, imitation and learning, social cognition, echolocation, and ethical issues in working with cetaceans. The book begins by examining the dolphin brain and its evolution, the anatomy of its unique sound production and reception systems, and its sensory abilities. It next treats communication, reviewing the complexity of dolphins' vocalization, and then describes research on cognition, from both experimental and developmental perspectives. Finally, the book considers the future of dolphin research, including a series of provocative questions that remain unanswered, posed by the volume's expert contributors"--MIT CogNet.
The brain : evolution, structure, and function / Lori Marino
Sound production and sound reception in delphinoids / Ted W. Cranford, Mats Amundin, and Petr Krysl
Ecology and evolution of dolphin sensory systems / Wolf Hanke and Nicola Erdsack
Dolphin societies : structure and function / Bernd Würsig and Heidi C. Pearson
Analyzing the acoustic communication of dolphins / Marc O. Lammers and Julie N. Oswald
Making sense of it all : multimodal dolphin communication / Denise L. Herzing
Experimental studies of dolphin cognitive abilities / Adam A. Pack
How do dolphin calves make sense of their world? / Stan A. Kuczaj II and Kelley A. Winship
The cognitive ecology of dolphin social engagement / Christine M. Johnson
Whales, dolphins, and ethics : a primer / Thomas I. White
Visions of the future / Whitlow Au, John Ford, Louis M. Herman, Paul Nachtigall, Sam Ridgway, Jeanette Thomas, Randall Wells, Hal Whitehead, Christine M. Johnson, and Denise L. Herzing.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Herzing, Denise L., editor.
Johnson, Christine M. (Christine Mary), editor.
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Print version: Dolphin communication and cognition
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