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On the origins of physical cognition in corvids

On the origins of physical cognition in corvids

Ivo Jacobs
On the origins of physical cognition in corvids
Lund University Cognitive Studies 167
2017

Engelska

ISSN: 1101-8453
ISBN: 978-91-88473-25-7, 978-91-88473-26-4

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Physical cognition involves a host of cognitive abilities that enable understanding and manipulation of the physical world. Corvids, the bird family that includes crows, ravens and jays, are renowned for their cognitive abilities, but still little is known about their folk physics. This thesis explores the origins of physical cognition in corvids by investigating its mechanisms, development,fitness value and phylogeny in a wide context that includes theoretical and empirical studies.