New PDF release: Carving Our Destiny: Scientific Research Faces a New

By a Joseph Henry Press book, John T. Bruer, Susan M. Fitzpatrick

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ISBN-13: 9780309068482

This can be a booklet for those that love and comprehend technological know-how and need to understand extra approximately modern learn frontiers. The questions addressed are as attention-grabbing as they're varied: Is the human brain really particular one of the primates? Does "dark topic" particularly exist within the universe? What can the human genome let us know approximately our evolutionary heritage? those wide-ranging themes are introduced jointly by means of advantage in their influence on our figuring out of ourselves--and by way of the quality of the authors: ten younger scientists and students, attaining the peak in their powers, who're specifically proficient in speaking their learn findings to huge audiences. They have been selected to obtain the distinguished Centennial Fellowships provided in 1998 by means of the McDonnell beginning, proven and funded by way of the overdue aerospace pioneer James S. McDonnell.

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Reaux, Anthony Rideaux, and Donna Bierschwale for professional support in the testing of chimpanzees. I also thank Todd Preuss and Steve Giambrone for their generous effort in reviewing and editing the manuscript. Original artwork is by Donna Bierschwale. Photographs are by Donna Bierschwale and Corey Porché. , and P. L. Harris. 1991. Belief-desire reasoning among Baka children: Evidence for a universal conception of mind. Child Development 62:460–467. Baron-Cohen, S. 1994. How to build a baby that can read minds: Cognitive mechanisms in mindreading.

Wilcox. 1980. Young children’s knowledge about visual perception: Effect of observer’s distance from target on perceptual clarity of target. Developmental Psychology 16:10–12. Flavell, J. , B. A. Everett, K. Croft, and E. R. Flavell. 1981. Young children’s knowledge about visual perception: Further evidence for the level 1–level 2 distinction. Developmental Psychology 17:99–103. Gallup, G. , R. F. Nash, and A. L. Ellison, Jr. 1971. Tonic immobility as a reaction to predation: Artificial eyes as a fear stimulus for chickens.

We explored this possibility by teaching our adolescent chimpanzees (across dozens of trials) to pick a THE MINDS OF HUMANS AND APES 31 FIGURE 16 (a) With sufficient experience, chimpanzees learn to select a box to which the experimenter is pointing. (b) and (c) Alternative means of testing whether chimpanzees understand the referential significance of pointing or instead rely on the distance of the experimenter’s hand from the correct box. 32 DANIEL J. , 1997). Having trained them to do so, we considered several alternative ways in which they might be interpreting the task.

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