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A minimalist framework for comparative psychology

Zerilli, John


Recently, two alternative approaches to comparative psychology were proposed in Trends in Cognitive Sciences [1,2]. The two approaches have in common their suggestion that complex cognitive mechanisms consist of simpler elements that are similar for humans and other animals. We very much welcome the suggestion that researchers should concentrate on underlying mechanisms [1] by conducting carefully designed empirical research [2]. However, de Waal and Ferrari's �bottom-up perspective� [1] is an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology and Philosophy
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2011.02.007


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