The Rise of Homo sapiens: The Evolution of Modern Thinking / Edition 1

The Rise of Homo sapiens: The Evolution of Modern Thinking / Edition 1

by Frederick L. Coolidge, Thomas Wynn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405152540

ISBN-13: 9781405152549

Pub. Date: 04/14/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The Rise of Homo Sapiens: The Evolution of Human Thinking presents a provocative theory about the evolution of the modern mind based on archaeological evidence and the working memory model of experimental psychologist Alan Baddeley.

  • A unique introduction and primer into the new discipline of cognitive archaeology
  • Introduces scientists and

Overview

The Rise of Homo Sapiens: The Evolution of Human Thinking presents a provocative theory about the evolution of the modern mind based on archaeological evidence and the working memory model of experimental psychologist Alan Baddeley.

  • A unique introduction and primer into the new discipline of cognitive archaeology
  • Introduces scientists and college students (at all levels) to the fascinating interface between the worlds of archaeology and cognitive science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405152549
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Brain.

3. Working Memory.

4. Brain Evolution.

5. Primates.

6. Early Hominins.

7. Homo erectus.

8. The First Major Leap in Cognition: The Tree-to-Ground Sleep Transition.

9. Homo heidelbergensis and the Beginnings of Modern Thinking.

10. The Rise and Fall of Neandertal.

11. The Second Major Leap in Cognition: Enhanced Working Memory and the Evolution of Modern Thinking.

Glossary.

References

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