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The shape of thought : how mental adaptations evolve

Author: H Clark Barrett
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Evolution and cognition.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'The Shape of Thought' presents a road map for an evolutionary psychology of the twenty-first century. It shows how the brain can be both a complexly specialized organ and a dynamic and flexible self-organizing system, shaped by learning and culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Clark Barrett
ISBN: 9780199348336 0199348332 9780199348329 0199348324
OCLC Number: 905690893
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: the problem --
Evolution --
Additivism --
Hill-climbing --
Information --
Adding value --
Social ontology --
Minds --
Development --
Development --
Open ends --
Culture --
Moving targets --
Culture --
Accumulation --
Architecture --
Parts --
Wholes --
Us --
Conclusion: possibilities --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Evolution and cognition.
Responsibility: H. Clark Barrett.

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