Posts Tagged 'symbolic thinking'

Numerosity

There is a very comprehensive review on numerosity and cognitive archaeology by Coolidge and Overmann, in Current Anthropology: numerosity, abstraction, and the emergence of symbolic thinking. The authors propose that numerosity may be a key feature of human brain evolution, integrating information from neuroscience, paleontology, and archaeology. A network based on the integration between frontal and parietal areas may underlie the ability to manage numbers, abstract thinking, language, and metaphor production. The hypothesis is commented by psychologists, archaeologists, neuroanatomists, neurobiologists, and paleontologists.

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  • NEANDERTAL COGNITION OFFERED ONLINE (ACCELERATED FORMAT) DECEMBER 2018
    The Center for Cognitive Archaeology will be offering its Neandertal Cognition class online in an accelerated format from December 10, 2018 through January 31, 2019. How may Neandertals have experienced their world? How may their cognition and culture differed from ours? Were they pragmatic? Callous or cold-hearted? Did they love, were they charitable? Were […]

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  • Automated digital tools
    Since the early 2000s, the expansion of digital anatomy tools has been aided by advances in computational power and accessibility of medical imaging such as Computed Tomography (CT). The greater accessibility to digital imaging of fossil material has allowed the reconstructions of inner cranial cavities (endocasts), sinuses cavities, and dental reconstructio […]

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  • Researchers develop non-invasive deep brain stimulation method
    Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of electrically stimulating deep brain tissues without opening the skullSince 1997, more than 100,000 Parkinson’s Disease patients have been treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical technique that involves the implantation of ultra-thin wire electrodes. The implanted device, sometimes referred to as […]

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