practical line of research would be to make simultaneous comparisons of the naturally occurring brain structures of related species and of the computational models required to simulate their cognitive abilities. Either example makes the same point. Cognitive science is not irrelevant to biological science; it is complementary.
The complementarity is needed. This essay will have been more than a success if it contributes to only one experiment in which computational analyses are applied to the very real question of animal intelligence.
The preparation of this paper was supported by the Office of Naval Research, Contract N00014-80-C-0631. The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Office of Naval Research or the Department of the Navy. I am happy to acknowledge helpful discussions with Michael Beecher and Elizabeth Loftus, and comments on the paper by Nina DeLange and Colene McKee. Naturally, the views expressed are my own and do not represent the opinions of my colleagues or, of course, of the Office of Naval Research.
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