"Animal Intelligence: From Individual to Social Cognition" book was published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press. It can be ordered from CUP or from Amazon.


Animal Intelligence

Animal Intelligence

From ants to whales, the lives of animals are filled with challenges that demand minute-by-minute decisions: to fight or flee, dominate or obey, take-off, share, eat, spit out or court. Learning develops adaptive tuning to a changeable environment, while intelligence helps animals use their learned experiences in new situations. Using examples from field to laboratory, Animal Intelligence pools resources from ethology, behavioural ecology and comparative psychology to help the reader enter the world of wild intelligence through the analysis of adventures, of ideas and methods, rather than through theoretic modelling. It reminds us that there is a world of intellectual biodiversity out there, providing a multi-faceted panorama of animal intelligence. Written in an accessible and charming style, and with undergraduate and graduate students in mind, this book should be read by anyone with an interest in the world of animal behaviour.

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Associate editor and the author of 4 articles in Encyclopedia of the Science of Learning

published in 2012 by Springer

Encyclopedia of the Science of Learning (Springer, 2012)


A chapter Insight in the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer, 2016 

Zhanna Reznikova Studying Animal Language Without Translation: An Insight From Ants . Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland, 2017.



Chapter ' Ants'   in the Book '. 2018. Cambridge University Press. Edited by Nereida Bueno-Guerra
(Comillas Pontifical University) and Federica Amici (Universität Leipzig') .