Tool use in animals [electronic resource] : cognition and ecology / edited by Crickette Sanz, Josep Call, Christophe Boesch.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2013.
1 online resource (326 p.)
Tool use in animals.
Primates -- Behavior.
Electronic books.
Presentation of groundbreaking research on an extensive range of tool using animals, looking particularly at the evolution of cognitive abilities.
Cover; Contents; Contributors; Part I Cognition of tool use; 1 Three ingredients for becoming a creative tool user; Is tool use an indicator of intelligence?; Two routes for becoming a tool user; Are learning and reasoning the same process?; Is tool use a cognitive specialization?; Psychological ingredients to be(come) a creative tool user; Information hoarding; Information recombination; Object manipulation; A metric of problem solving; Conclusion; References; 2 Ecology and cognition of tool use in chimpanzees; Introduction; Tool use as an adaptation; Physical adaptations
Challenges imposed by ecological nicheTool use and anthropomorphism; The importance of ecology, cognition and culture; Tool use as complex behavior; Simple tool use; Combined tool use; Sequential tool use; Composite tool use; A special ecological challenge: non-visible food resources; Tool use as a cognitive challenge; Tool use as a cultural expression; Cumulative cultural evolution in tool use; Conclusion; References; 3 Chimpanzees plan their tool use; Introduction; The psychology of animal problem solving; A framework for analyzing tool use; Diagnostics of planning
Evidence of planning in Goualougo tool useBehavior driven by memory and inference; Hierarchical organization of tool-using or tool-making programs; Utilization of subroutines in more than one task; Recovery from interruption at critical points in overall program of action; Evaluation of success against pre-set criterion: test-operate-test-exit; Anticipation of future needs; Summary; References; Part II Comparative cognition; 4 Insight, imagination and invention: Tool understanding in a non-tool-using corvid; Introduction; Are tool users smarter than non-tool users?; Tools and brains
Physical cognitionWhat does a non-tool-using corvid know about how tools work?; Training, transfers and triangulation; Functional tool choice; Tool modification; Sequential tool use; "Necessity is the mother of invention"; Aesop's Fable realized; Who's afraid of insight?; The how and why of insight in rooks; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; 5 Why is tool use rare in animals?; Introduction; Definition of tool use; Patterns in the spread of tool use across the animal kingdom; Different processes and mechanisms underlie tool use; The excess-of-opportunity problem
Constraints on tool use other than utilityPre-existing behavior is necessary for stereotyped tool use; Cognitive demands on flexible tool use; Constraints; Conceptual knowledge about the use of objects as tools; The cognitive difficulty of increased problem-solution distance; Praxic skills; Do recent findings with rooks and finches support the lack-of-utility hypothesis?; Dissemination processes for flexible tool use; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; 6 Understanding differences in the way human and non-human primates represent tools: The role of teleological-intentional information
Introduction: redefining man or redefining tools?
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Sanz, Crickette Marie, 1975-
Call, Josep.
Boesch, Christophe.
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