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Seven Steps in the Evolution of the Human Imagination

STEVEN MITHEN

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The modern human is a product of six million years of evolution wherein it is assumed that the ancestor of man resembles that of a chimpanzee. This assumption is based on the similarities of the ... More


Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble, and John Gowlett (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

To understand who we are and why we are, we need to understand both modern humans and the ancestral stages that brought us to this point. The core to that story has been the role of evolving ... More


The Morphological and Behavioural Origins of Modern Humans

Chris Stringer

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter provides an update on the speciation of modern Homo sapiens and the Out of Africa hypothesis. The majority of the fossil and genetic evidence favours an African origin for modern humans ... More


Archaeology and the Origins of Modern Humans: European and African Perspectives

Paul Mellars

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter outlines the archaeological evidence for the relative recency and abruptness of appearance of artefacts associated with the creativity of modern humans. It compares the archaeological ... More


Who Were the Neanderthals?

Norman A. Johnson

in Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195306750
eISBN:
9780199790203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306750.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

How close were the Neanderthals to modern humans? Are Neanderthal genes in our gene pool? This chapter explores recent studies analyzing the DNA from Neanderthal fossils to provide a framework to ... More


The Geometry of Human Nutrition

Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer

in The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145655
eISBN:
9781400842803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145655.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the methods of nutritional geometry on the modern human diet, applying the geometric approach to an analysis of a key aspect of human nutrition: the topical subject of human ... More


The Way We Imagine1

MARK TURNER

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the engine of human imagination —the conceptual integration in which conceptual arrays are blended to form compressed, memorable conceptual packets, agreeable to human ... More


Living Narratives

Christian Smith

in Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The earliest humans huddled around fires to listen to shamans and elders telling imaginative stories by which they made sense of their world and their lives in it. They told myths about the world's ... More


Neanderthals and modern humans: similarities and differences

Francisco J. Ayala and Camilo J. Cela-Conde

in Processes in Human Evolution: The journey from early hominins to Neandertals and Modern Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198739906
eISBN:
9780191802836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739906.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the similarities and differences between Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens, by considering genetic, brain, and cognitive evidence. The genetic differentiation emerges ... More


Ethical Issues in BCI Research

Mary-Jane Schneider, Joseph J. Fins, and Jonathan R. Wolpaw

in Brain–Computer Interfaces: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388855
eISBN:
9780199932689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388855.003.0024
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses the ethical issues raised by brain-computer interface (BCI) research in humans. It is organized around the three principles set out in the Belmont Report of 1978, which is ... More


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