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Rogers, Lesley J.

Works: 43 works in 184 publications in 6 languages and 7,819 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Documentary television programs  Laboratory manuals  Romantic comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Lesley J Rogers
Comparative vertebrate lateralization( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a comparative and integrative approach to lateralization in a wide range of vertebrate species, including humans, and highlights model systems that have proved invaluable in elucidating the function, causes, development, and evolution of lateralization. The volume is arranged in four parts, beginning with the evolution of lateralization, moving to its development, cognitive dimensions, and finally its role in memory. Experts in lateralization in lower vertebrates, birds, nonprimate mammals, and primates have contributed chapters in which they discuss their own research and consider its implications to humans
Spirit of the Wild Dog : The World of Wolves, Coyotes, Foxes, Jackals & Dingoes by Lesley J Rogers( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of wild dogs around the world discusses the skills, personalities, and habits of wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and others; while examining the extraordinary group coherence of wild dogs; their faithfulness and intelligence; their ability to learn, remember, and solve problems; and what they have in common with domesticated dogs
Sexing the brain by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How much of sexual diversity is the result of nature versus nurture? Prevailing theories today lean heavily toward nature. Now a leading researcher in neuroscience and animal behavior shows how, in recent history, scientific claims about sex and gender differences have reflected the culture of the time. Although the conviction that genetics can explain everything is now widespread, the author demonstrates the interaction of culture and environment in the formation of behavioral traits and so provides an important corrective to popular notions of reductionism." "Starting with a summary of sex and gender studies, Rogers explains the error of sex biasing, especially the once-assumed inferiority of women. She then addresses several modern studies and investigations, some of which assert that sex and gender differences are the product of genetic inheritance and hormones. Rogers uses laboratory evidence from studies of animals that help illustrate the biologically fluid properties of sex and gender." "Sexing the Brain addresses a variety of topical questions: Are there sex differences in how we think and feel? Is language processed in different parts of the brain in men and women? Do social influences have a stronger influence on sexual behavior than sex hormone levels? Rogers concludes that "our biology does not bind us to remain the same ... We have the ability to change, and the future of sex differences belongs to us.""--Jacket
Songs, roars, and rituals : communication in birds, mammals, and other animals by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rogers and Kaplan take us on a journey through communication in the animal world, offering insights on how animals communicate by sight, sound, smell, touch, and even electrical signaling. They explore a wide variety of communication patterns in many species of mammals and birds and discuss in detail how communication signals evolved, how they are learned, and what song and mimicry may mean." "An up-to-date account of the science of animal communication, this book also considers modern concepts and modern controversies, primarily those surrounding the evolution of human language and the use of symbolic language by apes. It concludes with a look at the future of communication between humans and animals."--Jacket
Birds : their habits and skills by Gisela T Kaplan( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unusual collection of curious facts about all birds. Annotation. Account of the behaviour and physiology of birds. Covers special features of birds, evolution of birds, the life cycle, the senses, the minds of birds, and interaction between birds and humans. Discusses the destruction of the world's wild bird population by human expansion. Kaplan is an ethologist and social scientist who works in biological sciences and education at University of New England, where Rogers is Professor of Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour. Previous titles by the pair include 'Not Only Roars and Rituals' and 'Orang-utans'. Annotation. Drawing on their extensive experience in the study and rehabilitation of birds, two professors of animal behavior at the U. of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, have written an informative volume on bird behavior. Written for the non-specialist bird-watcher, and including many examples of particular birds, the volume describes the special features and evolution of birds, the stages of their life cycle, how their senses function, their capacity for learning and communication, and their interaction with humans. The volume is annotated and includes a selected bibliography. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group
Minds of their own : thinking and awareness in animals by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consciousness in animals is a controversial and very recent field of study. This book braves the subject from the point of view of the scientist ready to question traditions and beliefs about the meaning of animal behaviour." "Do animals have ideas and do they think about objects that they cannot see or about situations that have occurred in the past? Do they consciously make plans for the future or do they simply react unthinkingly to objects as they appear and to situations as they arise? Are animals aware of themselves and of others or is this an ability unique to humans? Minds of their Own addresses these questions by looking at the different behaviour characteristics of a variety of animals, the evolution of the brain and when consciousness might have evolved."--Jacket
The evolution of lateral asymmetries, language, tool use, and intellect by John L Bradshaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided brains : the biology and behaviour of brain asymmetries by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Asymmetry of the brain and behaviour (lateralization) has traditionally been considered unique to humans. However, research has shown that this phenomenon is widespread throughout the vertebrate kingdom and found even in some invertebrate species. A similar basic plan of organisation exists across vertebrates. Summarising the evidence and highlighting research from the last twenty years, the authors discuss lateralization from four perspectives - function, evolution, development and causation - covering a wide range of animals, including humans. The evolution of lateralization is traced from our earliest ancestors, through fish and reptiles to birds and mammals. The benefits of having a divided brain are discussed, as well as the influence of experience on its development. A final chapter discusses outstanding problems and areas for further investigation. Experts in this field, the authors present the latest scientific knowledge clearly and engagingly, making this a valuable tool for anyone interested in the biology and behaviour of brain asymmetries"--
Comparative vertebrate cognition : are primates superior to non-primates? by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores afresh the long-standing interest, and emphasis on, the `special' capacities of primates. Some of the recent discoveries of the higher cognitive abilities of other mammals and also birds challenge the concept that primates are special and even the view that the cognitive ability of apes is more advanced than that of nonprimate mammals and birds. It is therefore timely to ask whether primates are, in fact, special and to do so from a broad range of perspectives. Divided into five sections this book deals with topics about higher cognition and how it is manifested in different species, and also considers aspects of brain structure that might be associated with complex behavior
Gene worship : moving beyond the nature/nurture debate over genes, brain, and gender by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is must for anyone who cares about social inequality, matters of mind, and the future. It, very comprehensively, juxtaposes scientific and social theories and practices with particular application to matters of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. We learn of the different scientific theories and positions that scientists have taken in the past and present, and their translation into social practice. With a good deal of authority and erudition: the authors have managed to steer the readers easily through the minefields of ideology in a very readable and easy manner in order to clarify the argument that much of what we know about gender and sexual orientation has been in the service of prevailing ideologies."--Jacket
The development of brain and behaviour in the chicken by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of brain and behaviour before hatching; Environmental influences on development of the embryo; Early learning after hatching; Brain development after hatching; Behavioural transitions in early posthatching life; Comparison with development in other species; Can a brain be domesticated?
Lateralized brain functions : methods in human and non-human species( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores both simple and sophisticated techniques used in the study of different types of lateralization of brain and behavior. Research in this field increases our understanding of various brain functions in humans, other vertebrate species, and invertebrates. The book is divided into five parts: behavioral methods; neurobiological methods; electroencephalographic, imaging, and neuro-stimulation methods; genetic techniques; and development of lateralization. Part I addresses measuring lateralization by scoring behavior induced by inputs to one or the other side of the brain in a range of species. Part II covers neurobiological methods used to reveal lateralization, such as lesion studies, electrophysiology and pharmacology, early gene expression, and new optogenetic methods. Part III looks at imaging techniques, electroencephalographic techniques, and transcranial stimulation to reveal lateralization. Part IV describes techniques used to study the role of genes in the development and establishment of brain asymmetry in humans and other species. Lastly, Part V refers to methods used in the study of development of lateralization through the manipulation of sensory exposure, hormone levels, and in model systems. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your own laboratory. Cutting-edge and thorough, Lateralized Brain Function: Methods in Human and Non-Human Species is a valuable resource for investigating lateralization in a broad range of species and provides excellent advice for both new and veteran researchers." -- OCLC
Preventing coronary heart disease : the role of antioxidants, vegetables and fruit : report of an expert meeting by National Heart Forum( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not only roars & rituals : communication in animals by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orang-utans in Borneo by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioural and morphological asymmetries in amphibians and reptiles : proceedings of the 4th World Congress of Herpetology satellite symposium by World Congress of Herpetology( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution and development of brain asymmetry, and its relevance to language, tool use and consciousness by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non soltanto riti e ruggiti : la comunicazione negli animali by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cervelli divisi : l'evoluzione della mente asimmetrica by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Opposite sex by Mena Suvari( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beliefs about the differences between men and women inform our social organization, our laws, our religion, our literature and humour despite the absence of real scientific data. This series looks at men's and women's bodies, brains, emotions and behaviour in public and in private to determine what are the differences and what causes them. Cutting through the sexual politics and going beyond the nature/nurture question the series puts together current biological and psychological research to develop new perspectives as to what really lies at the heart of the "battle of the sexes."
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Comparative vertebrate lateralization
Spirit of the Wild Dog : The World of Wolves, Coyotes, Foxes, Jackals & DingoesSexing the brainSongs, roars, and rituals : communication in birds, mammals, and other animalsBirds : their habits and skillsMinds of their own : thinking and awareness in animalsThe evolution of lateral asymmetries, language, tool use, and intellectComparative vertebrate cognition : are primates superior to non-primates?Gene worship : moving beyond the nature/nurture debate over genes, brain, and genderBehavioural and morphological asymmetries in amphibians and reptiles : proceedings of the 4th World Congress of Herpetology satellite symposium
Alternative Names
Lesley Joy Rogers Australian neurobiologist

Lesley Joy Rogers neuroscienziata australiana

Rogers, L. J.

Rogers, Lesley

Rogers, Lesley J.

Rogers, Lesley J. 1943-

ロジャース, レスリー・J