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
A chapter Insight in the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer, 2016
Zhanna Reznikova. Studying Animal Languages Without Translation:An Insight from Ants. Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland, 2017.