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Retrieval processes in social identification
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-23) - Thesis
The utility of selective retrieval processes in our everyday lives is evident across the varied contexts we are subjected to as human beings. Memory is characterised by an unlimited storage capacity, but limited retrieval ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-07) - Thesis
Experimental studies of behavioural flexibility and cultural transmission in chimpanzees and children
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - Thesis
In this thesis, I explore two subjects of importance to the study of cultural evolution and cumulative culture; behavioural flexibility in chimpanzees, and social transmission in human children. In Chapter 1, I give an ...
Regulation of mammalian spinal locomotor networks by glial cells
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06) - Thesis
Networks of interneurons within the spinal cord coordinate the rhythmic activation of muscles during locomotion. These networks are subject to extensive neuromodulation, ensuring appropriate behavioural output. Astrocytes ...
The neurophysiology of form and motion processing in the temporal lobe of the macaque monkey
(University of St Andrews, 1995) - Thesis
Consideration of available evidence suggests that primate vision utilises two parallel cortical pathways to process visual information. The ventral pathway processes form or shape information, while the dorsal pathway ...
Children's judgements of sameness-difference among schematic faces
(University of St Andrews, 1983) - Thesis
Researchers have found that young children often make "confusion errors" in judging visual stimuli for sameness. That is, children are reported to treat as "just the same" stimuli that are not identical in all respects. ...
Cognitive aspects of travel and food location by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda
(University of St Andrews, 2005) - Thesis
Finding food in tropical forests poses a potentially major problem for chimpanzees, whose ranging is thought primarily to be directed at locating suitable food resources: (1) chimpanzees are frugivorous, large bodied and ...
Cognitive and neural processes underlying memory for time and context
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis
The aim of this thesis is to examine the underlying cognitive and neural processes at play during retrieval of temporal and contextual source information. This was assessed across three experimental chapters. In the first ...
Early development of strategies for mapping symbol-referent relations : what do young children understand about scale models?
(University of St Andrews, 2001-11) - Thesis
The research reported here investigated the nature of young children's understanding of a novel symbol-a scale model. Children witnessed the hiding of a small toy in a scale model of a room and were then required to search ...
The development of spatial knowledge and orientation
(University of St Andrews, 1985) - Thesis
This thesis describes a series of experiments which investigate preschool children's spatial abilities. To overcome the problems of extrapolating from traditional laboratory task to abilities in the real world, the children ...