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    Inaugurating a new area of comparative cognition research.J. David Smith, Wendy E. Shields & David A. Washburn - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (3):358-369.
    There was a strong consensus in the commentaries that animals' performances in metacognition paradigms indicate high-level decisional processes that cannot be explained associatively. Our response summarizes this consensus and the support for the idea that these performances demonstrate animal metacognition. We amplify the idea that there is an adaptive advantage favoring animals who can – in an immediate moment of difficulty or uncertainty – construct a decisional assemblage that lets them find an appropriate behavioral solution. A working consciousness would serve (...)
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    The MacKay-Skinner debate: A case for “nothing buttery”.David A. Washburn - 1997 - Philosophical Psychology 10 (4):473 – 479.
    Donald M. MacKay believed that freedom of action and human dignity are compatible with a science of behavior. In 1971 he argued this position with B.F. Skinner in a televised debate. After a brief biography of MacKay, several major points from this debate will be reviewed. The discussion serves to emphasize the correspondence rather than competition between levels of analysis, whether the levels are disciplinary (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, physics) or a matter of perspective (inside story, outside story).
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    Under his microscope: Donald M. MacKay.David A. Washburn & Michael J. Rulon - 1997 - Philosophical Psychology 10 (4):471 – 472.
  4. JaquesVauclairAnimal Cognition: an Introduction to Modem Comparative Psychology1996Harvard University Press0-674-03703-0. [REVIEW]David A. Washburn - 1997 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 1 (4):154.