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Dolphin Detection and Conceptualization of Symmetry

  • Lorenzo von Fersen
  • Constance S. Manos
  • Boris Goldowsky
  • Herbert Roitblat

Abstract

Most of the papers presented in this volume are related to such topics as sensory anatomy and physiology, echolocation, psychophysics of sensory systems, and vocalization and acoustical communication in aquatic mammals. All of them provide useful information on the way in which these animals process information. The aim of this contribution is to extend this approach by presenting additional data about a slightly more psychological phenomenon: the conceptualization of information. In the first section we will examine the special status of symmetry in pattern recognition, followed by a review of symmetry studies in other animals. Finally, the third and fourth sections are devoted to abstract concepts in dolphins and to the question of whether dolphins can detect and conceptualize symmetry.

Keywords

Stimulus Pair Bottlenosed Dolphin Generalization Test Training Pair Prey Detection 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo von Fersen
    • 1
  • Constance S. Manos
    • 1
  • Boris Goldowsky
    • 1
  • Herbert Roitblat
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hawaii at ManoaUSA

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