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Intelligent Behaviour and Brains

The biological meaning of “intelligence”

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In chapter 15 we introduced the notion of “intelligent behaviour”. We describe behaviour as “intelligent” if it is capable of being is flexible and novel, allowing the animal to respond successfully even when it receives inadequate stimulus information. What kinds of animals have this quality?

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Agutter, P.S., Wheatley, D.N. (2007). Intelligent Behaviour and Brains. In: About Life. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5418-1_16

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