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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Causal Reasoning in Non-Human Animals

Christian Schloegl and Julia Fischer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning

June 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 13280 words.

One goal of comparative cognitive studies is to achieve a better understanding of the selective pressures and constraints that play a role in cognitive evolution. This chapter focuses on...

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Mitochondrial DNA and human evolution

Rebecca L. Cann.

in Origins of the Human Brain

July 1996; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 4294 words.

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) studies of modern human populations have made unique contributions to the understanding of human evolution due to two important features of this gene: their lack...

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Introduction

Heidi Keller, Kim A. Bard and Julia R. Lupp.

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 4577 words.

Science, and by extension society, requires a comprehensive theory of attachment to guide research and practice—one grounded in a contextualized conception of attachments and their...

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Speech and language

Richard Passingham.

in What is special about the human brain?

May 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 7163 words.

Several studies and experiments have proven that, with proper training, monkeys can understand human speech, language, and imagery and can learn to respond to humans using the same set of...

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