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BEHAVIOUR OF DOMESTIC PIGS IN A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE TAKING TASK by SUZANNE HELD 1,3) , MICHAEL MENDL 1,4) , CLAIRE DEVEREUX 1) and RICHARD W. BYRNE 2,4) ( 1 Centre for Behavioural Biology, Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, BS40 5DU, UK; 2

In: Behaviour

their own. Keywords : dogs, perspective taking, social cognition. Introduction Recent studies have shown that dogs, most likely as a result of domestica- tion, possess special abilities to read human given communicative signals (Hare et al., 1998; Miklosi et al., 1998; Agnetta et al., 2000). Each study

In: Behaviour
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Goats’ behaviour in a competitive food paradigm: Evidence for perspective taking? J. Kaminski 1) , J. Call & M. Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany) (Accepted: 18 August 2006) Summary Many mammalian species are highly social

In: Behaviour
Volume Editor: Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
Philip Kitcher is among the key philosophers of science of our times. This volume offers an up to date analysis of his philosophical perspective taking into account his views on scientific realism and democratic society. The contributors to the volume focus on four different aspects of Kitcher’s thought: the evolution of his philosophy, his present views on scientific realism, the epistemological analysis of his modest (“real” or “piecemeal”) realism, and his conception of scientific practice. In the final chapter, the philosopher replies to his critics. The volume will be of interest to philosophers as well as anyone interested in the relation between science and society.
In: Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research
Diaspora Writing of the Indian Subcontinent
In the wake of the steady expansion and more recent explosion of Anglo-Indian and Indo-Anglian writing, and following the success of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, the literature of the Indian diaspora has become the object of close attention. As a body of literature, it simultaneously represents an important multicultural perspective within individual ‘national' literatures (such as those of Canada or Australia) as well as a more global perspective taking in the phenomena of transculturalism and diaspora. However, while readers may share an interest in the writing of the Indian diaspora, they do not always interpret the notion of ‘Indian diaspora' in the same way. Indeed, there has been much debate in recent years about the appropriateness of terms such as diaspora and exile. Should these terms be reserved for the specifically historical nature of problems encountered in the process of acquiring new nationality and citizenship, or can they be extended to the writing of literature itself or used to describe ‘economic' migration arising out of privilege?
As a response to these debates, Shifting Continents/Colliding Cultures explores the aftermath of British colonialism on the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka, including the resulting diaspora. The essays also examine zones of intersection between theories of postcolonial writing and models of diaspora and the nation. Particular lines of investigation include: how South-Asian identity is negotiated in Western spaces, and its reverse, how Western identity is negotiated in South-Asian space; reading identity by privileging history; the role of diasporic women in the (Western) nation; how diaspora affects the literary canon; and how diaspora is used in the production of alternative identities in films such as Gurinder Chadha's Bhaji on the Beach.

conclude that after a period of tuition chimpanzees can go on to imitate arbitrary actions, providing evidence of a basic cognitive capacity for perspective-taking and cross-modal matching. Introduction For over one hundred years comparative psychologists have grappled with the question of whether or not

In: Behaviour
Authors: Beth Daly and L.L. Morton

) reported complex differences related to the cognitive and affective (Davis, 1980) components of empathy. Individuals who had witnessed multiple acts of animal cruelty were lower in affective (emotional) empathy, yet higher in cognitive empathy (perspective-taking ability) (Daly & Morton, 2008). Based on

In: Society & Animals