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Reference number: 19
Parallels in the evolution of social cognition
|Date: 26th August AM|
|The term social cognition in its broader sense integrates a wide range of social phenomena from the innately prepared „low level” mechanisms (e.g. conspecific recognition) to the question of how complex mental representations (mind-reading mechanisms) affect and control behaviour in the course of social interactions.
In line with the modern renaissance of cognitive ethology there is an increased interest in how challenges of social living have formed the cognitive structures that control social behaviours of the species under study. In addition to the traditional ape-human comparisons, experimental observations on dolphins, social birds and dogs have recently led to the rediscovery of the importance of investigating social cognitive processes in a comparative, functional and evolutionary framework.
This symposium is aimed to present social cognitive abilities of different species in order to broaden our understanding of evolutionary emergence of social cognition.
|Keywords: cognitive ethology, mammals, cognition, evolution, theory of mind|
| N J Emery || University of Cambridge Sub-department of Animal Behaviour |
| J Topál || Comparative Ethology Research Group Hung. Acad. Sci. |
|10.00-10.20||Emery NJ - Evolution of Social Reasoning: Common themes and future prospects|
|10.20-10.40||Fujita K, Kuroshima H, Hattori Y - Social intelligence in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)|
|10.40-11.00||Kaminski J, Bräuer J, Call J, Tomasello M - Domestic dogs take the visual perspective of humans|
|11.00-11.20||Tomonaga M - Comparative development of social cognition: From the chimpanzee's eye view|
|- Coffee break -|
|11.40-12.00||Topal J, Virányi Zs, De Rosa C - What is to be a learner? The role of "teaching effect" in human-dog communication|
|12.00-12.20||Skollar G, Fedor A, Csóka Sz, Szerencsy N - Dominant and submissive strategies during object permanence tests with Atelinae and Hylobatidae – a case of deception in gibbons|
|12.20-12.40||Tsutsumi S, Tomonaga M, Fujita K - Infant monkeys' theory of animacy: The role of eyes and fluffiness|