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5. Social communication: the heart of the matter

5. Social communication: the heart of the matter  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0005
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9780199207565
‘Social communication: the heart of the matter’ asks: Why can't you fully share in the social world if you are autistic? Is there an extra social sense, beyond sound, sight, or touch, that ... More
6. The learning brain

6. The learning brain  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0007
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9780199646593
‘The learning brain’ looks at the influence of personal experience on how we apply logical reasoning and how we learn to detach logic from our own experience. Schooling helps children to ... More
4. Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination

4. Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0005
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9780199646593
‘Friendships, families, pretend play, and the imagination’ examines the influence of the people around infants as well as their imaginative games on cognitive and social/emotional ... More
4. Learning and animal culture

4. Learning and animal culture  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0004
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Learning is an animal’s capacity to change behaviour, as the result of individual experience, so that it is better adapted to the animal’s physical and social environments. Learning helps ... More
6. Conscious will

6. Conscious will  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191836206
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0006
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9780198794738
Do we have free will? ‘Conscious will’ considers this question and shows that the issue raises strong feelings because freedom implies responsibility. Part of the problem lies with ... More
8. The evolution of consciousness

8. The evolution of consciousness  

Susan Blackmore

in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191836206
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198794738.003.0008
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9780198794738
‘The evolution of consciousness’ begins with two questions. First, which living creatures are conscious and in what way? Secondly, when and how did consciousness evolve? Consciousness could ... More

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