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Author Baber, Christopher, 1964-

Title Cognition and tool use : forms of engagement in human and animal use of tools / Christopher Baber
Published London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2003

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 172 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- How animals use tools -- Tool use by primates and young -- The making of tools -- Working with tools -- The design of tools -- The semantics of tools -- How tool use breaks down -- Cognitive artefacts -- Tools in the twenty-first century -- Towards a theory of tool use -- Conclusions
Summary Presents a single coherent account of human tool use as a complex psychomotor activity. Explains how people use tools and how this activity can succeed or fail, then describes the design and development of usable tools. Considers contemporary tool use in domains such as surgery, and considers future developments in human-computer interfaces, such as haptic virtual reality and tangible user interfaces.--ERGONOMICSnetBASE description
Notes Title from title screen (viewed August 14, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-166) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Cognition and culture.
Tools.
Tool use in animals.
Cognition.
Culture.
Human engineering.
Cognition
Behavior, Animal -- classification
Culture
Ergonomics
Technology -- instrumentation
cognition.
culture note.
ergonomics.
Cognition and culture.
Tool use in animals.
Tools.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781420024203
1420024205