DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00799

Advances in Psychological Science (心理科学进展) 2017/25:5 PP.799-809

Animal innovation: The simplest flash of intelligence

Animal innovation has important ecological and evolutionary significance and provides a reference to the research on human creativity and inspiration. This review firstly summaries the definitions of animal innovation from different researchers in the recent years. Then it introduces the progress of animal innovation theories. Following that, the internal factors that affect animal innovation, i.e. exploration, neophobia, learning ability and perseverance, are summarized particularly. In the end, neural mechanisms underlying animal innovation are discussed in terms of related brain regions and neurotransmitters and potential future research areas of the animal innovation are proposed.

Key words:animal creativity,animal innovation,exploration,neophobia,learning,neural mechanism

ReleaseDate:2017-05-31 14:49:40

韩茹, 施建农. (2005). 动物创造力和创新研究概述. 心理科学进展, 13, 708-714.

张景焕, 张木子, 张舜, 任菲菲. (2015). 多巴胺、5-羟色胺通路相关基因及家庭环境对创造力的影响及其作用机制. 心理科学进展, 23, 1489-1498.

Aplin, L. M., Farine, D. R., Morand-Ferron, J., Cockburn, A., Thornton, A., & Sheldon, B. C. (2015). Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birds. Nature, 518, 538-541.

Arnsten, A. F., & Goldman-Rakic, P. S. (1985). Alpha 2-adrenergic mechanisms in prefrontal cortex associated with cognitive decline in aged nonhuman primates. Science, 230, 1273-1276.

Auersperg, A. M. I., von Bayern, A. M. P., Gajdon, G. K., Huber, L., & Kacelnik, A. (2011). Flexibility in problem solving and tool use of kea and new caledonian crows in a multi access box paradigm. PLoS One, 6, e20231.

Bell, A. M., Hankison, S. J., & Laskowski, K. L. (2009). The repeatability of behaviour: A meta-analysis. Animal Behaviour, 77, 771-783.

Benson-Amram, S., & Holekamp, K. E. (2012). Innovative problem solving by wild spotted hyenas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 279, 4087-4095.

Bergman, T. J., & Kitchen, D. M. (2009). Comparing responses to novel objects in wild baboons (Papio ursinus) and geladas (Theropithecus gelada). Animal Cognition, 12, 63-73.

Bogousslavsky, J. (2005). Artistic creativity, style and brain disorders. European Neurology, 54, 103-111.

Brosnan, S. F., & Hopper, L. M. (2014). Psychological limits on animal innovation. Animal Behaviour, 92, 325-332.

Cole, E. F., Cram, D. L., & Quinn, J. L. (2011). Individual variation in spontaneous problem-solving performance among wild great tits. Animal Behaviour, 81, 491-498.

Day, L. B., Westcott, D. A., & Olster, D. H. (2005). Evolution of bower complexity and cerebellum size in bowerbirds. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 66, 62-72.

Day, R. L., Coe, R. L., Kendal, J. R., & Laland, K. N. (2003). Neophilia, innovation and social learning: A study of intergeneric differences in callitrichid monkeys. Animal Behaviour, 65, 559-571.

Enomoto, T., Tse, M. T., & Floresco, S. B. (2011). Reducing prefrontal gamma-aminobutyric acid activity induces cognitive, behavioral, and dopaminergic abnormalities that resemble schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 69, 432-441.

Farris, S. M. (2008). Structural, functional and developmental convergence of the insect mushroom bodies with higher brain centers of vertebrates. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 72, 1-15.

Flaherty, A. W. (2005). Frontotemporal and dopaminergic control of idea generation and creative drive. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 493, 147-153.

Floresco, S. B., Block, A. E., & Tse, M. T. L. (2008). Inactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex of the rat impairs strategy set-shifting, but not reversal learning, using a novel, automated procedure. Behavioural Brain Research, 190, 85-96.

Gabora, L., & Ranjan, AZhou. (2014). Can sol's explanation for the evolution of animal innovation account for human innovation?. Eprint arXiv, arXiv:1409.4700v1.

Granon, S., & Poucet, B. (2000). Involvement of the rat prefrontal cortex in cognitive functions: A central role for the prelimbic area. Psychobiology, 28, 229-237.

Greenberg, R. S. (2003). The role of neophobia and neophilia in the development of innovative behaviour of birds. In S. M. Reader & K. N. Laland (Eds.), Animal innovation (pp. 175-196). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

Griffin, A. S. (2016). Innovativeness as an emergent property: A new alignment of comparative and experimental research on animal innovation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, 20150544.

Griffin, A. S., Diquelou, M., & Perea, M. (2014). Innovative problem solving in birds: A key role of motor diversity. Animal Behaviour, 92, 221-227.

Griffin, A. S., & Guez, D. (2014). Innovation and problem solving: A review of common mechanisms. Behavioural Processes, 109, 121-134.

Griffin, A. S., Lermite, F., Perea, M., & Guez, D. (2013). To innovate or not: Contrasting effects of social groupings on safe and risky foraging in Indian mynahs. Animal Behaviour, 86, 1291-1300.

Guenther, A., Brust, V., Dersen, M., & Trillmich, F. (2014). Learning and personality types are related in cavies (Cavia aperea). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 128, 74-81.

Hanus, D., Mendes, N., Tennie, C., & Call, J. (2011). Comparing the performances of apes (Gorilla gorilla, Pan troglodytes, Pongo pygmaeus) and human children (Homo sapiens) in the floating peanut task. PLoS One, 6, e19555.

Hauser, M. D. (1999). Perseveration, inhibition and the prefrontal cortex: A new look. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 9, 214-222.

Hecht, P. M., Will, M. J., Schachtman, T. R., Welby, L. M., & Beversdorf, D. Q. (2014). Beta-adrenergic antagonist effects on a novel cognitive flexibility task in rodents. Behavioural Brain Research, 260, 148–154.

Hunsaker, M. R., Rogers, J. L., & Kesner, R. P. (2007). Behavioral characterization of a transection of dorsal CA3 subcortical efferents: Comparison with scopolamine and physostigmine infusions into dorsal CA3. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 88, 127-136.

Jablonka, E., & Avital, E. (2006). Animal innovation: The origins and effects of new learned behaviours. Biology and Philosophy, 21, 135-141.

Kaufman, A. B., Butt, A. E., Kaufman, J. C., & Colbert-White, E. N. (2011). Towards a neurobiology of creativity in nonhuman animals. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125, 255-272.

Kaufman, A. B., & Kaufman, J. C. (2015). Animal creativity and innovation. San Diego: Academic Press.

Kaufman, J. C., & Kaufman, A. B. (2004). Applying a creativity framework to animal cognition. New Ideas in Psychology, 22, 143-155.

Keagy, J., Savard, J.-F., & Borgia, G. (2009). Male satin bowerbird problem-solving ability predicts mating success. Animal Behaviour, 78, 809-817.

Kendal, R. L., Coe, R. L., & Laland, K. N. (2005). Age differences in neophilia, exploration, and innovation in family groups of callitrichid monkeys. American Journal of Primatology, 66, 167-188.

Keynan, O., Ridley, A. R., & Lotem, A. (2014). Social foraging strategies and acquisition of novel foraging skills in cooperatively breeding Arabian babblers. Behavioral Ecology, 26, 207-214.

Kolodny, O., Edelman, S., & Lotem, A. (2015). Evolved to adapt: A computational approach to animal innovation and creativity. Current Zoology, 61, 350-368.

Kummer, H., & Goodall, J. (1985). Conditions of innovative behaviour in primates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 308, 203-214.

Lapiz, M. D. S., & Morilak, D. A. (2006). Noradrenergic modulation of cognitive function in rat medial prefrontal cortex as measured by attentional set shifting capability. Neuroscience, 137, 1039–1049.

Lefebvre, L., Whittle, P., Lascaris, E., & Finkelstein, A. (1997). Feeding innovations and forebrain size in birds. Animal Behaviour, 53, 549-560.

Lhommée, E., Batir, A., Quesada, J. L., Ardouin, C., Fraix, V., Seigneuret, E.,... Krack, P. (2014). Dopamine and the biology of creativity: Lessons from Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 5, 55.

Manrique, H. M., Völter, C. J., & Call, J. (2013). Repeated innovation in great apes. Animal Behaviour, 85, 195-202.

Marina Biondi, L., Susana Bó, M., & Iván Vassallo, A. (2010). Inter-individual and age differences in exploration, neophobia and problem-solving ability in a Neotropical raptor (Milvago chimango). Animal Cognition, 13, 701-710.

Mayseless, N., Uzefovsky, F., Shalev, I., Ebstein, R. P., & Shamay-Tsoory, S. G. (2013). The association between creativity and 7R polymorphism in the dopamine receptor D4 gene (DRD4). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 502.

Obayashi, S., Suhara, T., Kawabe, K., Okauchi, T., Maeda, J., Akine, Y.,... Iriki, A. (2001). Functional brain mapping of monkey tool use. NeuroImage, 14, 853-861.

Overington, S. E., Morand-Ferron, J., Boogert, N. J., & Lefebvre, L. (2009). Technical innovations drive the relationship between innovativeness and residual brain size in birds. Animal Behaviour, 78, 1001-1010.

Pezze, M., McGarrity, S., Mason, R., Fone, K. C., & Bast, T. (2014). Too little and too much: Hypoactivation and disinhibition of medial prefrontal cortex cause attentional deficits. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 7931-7946.

Quinn, J. L., Cole, E. F., Reed, T. E., & Morand-Ferron, J. (2016). Environmental and genetic determinants of innovativeness in a natural population of birds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, 20150184.

Ramsey, G., Bastian, M. L., & van Schaik, C. (2007). Animal innovation defined and operationalized. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30, 393-407.

Ratcliffe, J. M., Fenton, M. B., & Shettleworth, S. J. (2006). Behavioral flexibility positively correlated with relative brain volume in predatory bats. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 67, 165-176.

Reader, S. M., & Laland, K. N. (2002). Social intelligence, innovation, and enhanced brain size in primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99, 4436-4441.

Reader, S. M., & Laland, K. N. (2003). Animal innovation: An introduction. In S. M. Reader & K. N. Laland (Eds.), Animal innovation (pp. 3-35). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

Reader, S. M., Morand-Ferron, J., & Flynn, E. (2016). Animal and human innovation: Novel problems and novel solutions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, 20150182.

Russon, A. E. (2003). Innovation and creativity in forest-living rehabilitant orang-utans. In S. M. Reader & K. N. Laland (Eds.), Animal innovation (pp. 279-306). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

Seferta, A., Guay, P. J., Marzinotto, E., & Lefebvre, L. (2001). Learning differences between feral pigeons and zenaida doves: The role of neophobia and human proximity. Ethology, 107, 281–293.

Self, D. W. (2004). Regulation of drug-taking and -seeking behaviors by neuroadaptations in the mesolimbic dopamine system. Neuropharmacology, 47, 242-255.

Shettleworth, S. J. (2012). Do animals have insight, and what is insight anyway. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 217-226.

Shumway, C. A. (2008). Habitat complexity, brain, and behavior. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 72, 123-134.

Sol, D. (2015). The evolution of innovativeness: Exaptation or specialized adaptation? In A. B. Kaufman & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.). Animal creativity and innovation (pp. 163-187). San Diego, US: Academic Press.

Sol, D., Griffin, A. S., & Bartomeus, I. (2012). Consumer and motor innovation in the common myna: the role of motivation and emotional responses. Animal Behaviour, 83, 179-188.

Squire, L. R., Wixted, J. T., & Clark, R. E. (2007). Recognition memory and the medial temporal lobe: A new perspective. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8, 872-883.

Sterelny, K. (2016). Adaptable individuals and innovative lineages. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, 20150196.

Sternberg, R. J., & Lubart, T. I. (1996). Investing in creativity. American Psychologist, 51, 677-688.

Tebbich, S., Sterelny, K., & Teschke, I. (2010). The tale of the finch: Adaptive radiation and behavioural flexibility. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365, 1099-1109.

Tebbich, S., Griffin, A. S., Peschl, M. F., & Sterelny, K. (2016). From mechanisms to function: An integrated framework of animal innovation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, 20150195.

Thornton, A., & Samson, J. (2012). Innovative problem solving in wild meerkats. Animal Behaviour, 83, 1459-1468.

Tse, M. T., Piantadosi, P. T., & Floresco, S. B. (2015). Prefrontal cortical gamma-aminobutyric acid transmission and cognitive function: Drawing links to schizophrenia from preclinical research. Biological Psychiatry, 77, 929-939.

van de Waal, E., & Bshary, R. (2010). Contact with human facilities appears to enhance technical skills in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Folia Primatologica, 81, 282-291.

Webster, S. J., & Lefebvre, L. (2001). Problem solving and neophobia in a columbiform-passeriform assemblage in Barbados. Animal Behaviour, 62, 23-32.

Yamaguchi, S., Hale, L. A., D'Esposito, M., & Knight, R. T. (2004). Rapid prefrontal-hippocampal habituation to novel events. Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 5356-5363.

Zabelina, D. L., Colzato, L., Beeman, M., & Hommel, B. (2016). Dopamine and the creative mind: Individual differences in creativity are predicted by interactions between dopamine genes DAT and COMT. PLoS One, 11, e0146768.

Zola, S. M., Squire, L. R., Teng, E., Stefanacci, L., Buffalo, E. A., & Clark, R. E. (2000). Impaired recognition memory in monkeys after damage limited to the hippocampal region. Journal of Neuroscience, 20, 451-463.

Zola-Morgan, S., & Squire, L. R. (1993). Neuroanatomy of memory. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 16, 547-563.

Zuberbühler, K., Gygax, L., Harley, N., & Kummer, H. (1996). Stimulus enhancement and spread of a spontaneous tool use in a colony of long-tailed macaques. Primates, 37, 1-12.

Zyablitseva, E. A., Kositsyn, N. S., & Shul'gina, G. I. (2009). The effects of agonists of ionotropic GABAA and metabotropic GABAB receptors on learning. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12, 12-20.