Animal Cognition

Turkessa Duckworth,Karen Lester,Cedric Davis

Modified: 3/29/99


Animal Cognition is the science of how animals learn and communicate. Since animals cannot talk, evolution has allowed them to use signs for communication. One of the many questions being answered by animal cognition is the question of do animals think? Well of course, animals are able to think but at much lower levels than humans. Do animals communicate? Yes, but we cannot understand them. Most of what an animal needs to know is already programmed into their genes. Animals function on three modes, reproduction, feeding , and self-preservation. The famous question regarding animal language is if a lion could talk would we understand him?


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