Not by thoughts alone: How language supersizes the cognitive toolkit

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Ijzerman, Hans and Foroni, Francesco. (2012) Not by thoughts alone: How language supersizes the cognitive toolkit. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11002020
AuthorsIjzerman, Hans and Foroni, Francesco
Abstract

The distinctions drawn by Vaesen are plausible when we are comparing chimpanzees and human beings somewhere between the middle Paleolithic and the Neolithic. But since then new kinds of organization have vastly outstripped these neurological differences to account for the enormous advancement of human technology – from cuneiform to the iPhone – leaving our remarkable evolutionary cousins far behind.

Year2012
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0140-525X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11002020
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84871701520
Page range226 - 227
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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