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9 Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization of Mind and Brain

  title={9 Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization of Mind and Brain},
  author={John Tooby and Leda Cosmides},
The human brain is a biological system produced by the evolutionary process, and thus, cognitive neuroscience is itself a branch of evolutionary biology. Accordingly, cognitive neuroscientists can benefit by learning about and applying the technical advances made in modern evolutionary biology. Among other things, evolutionary biology can supply researchers with (1) the biologically rigorous concept of function appropriate to neural and cognitive systems, (2) a growing list of the specialized… 
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