• Corpus ID: 14347445

9 Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization of Mind and Brain

@inproceedings{Tooby20009TM,
  title={9 Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization of Mind and Brain},
  author={John Tooby and Leda Cosmides},
  year={2000}
}
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… 
The neuro-evolutionary cusp between emotions and cognitions : Implications for understanding consciousness and the emergence of a unified mind science
TLDR
The aim of this essay is to discuss the underlying conceptual issues that must be addressed for additional progress in understanding the nature of primary process affective consciousness.
Systemic functional adaptedness and domain-general cognition: broadening the scope of evolutionary psychology
TLDR
Against the massive modularity thesis, an account of systemic functional adaptedness is defended, according to which non-modular systems emerged because of adaptive problems imposed by the intrinsic physiology of the evolving human brain.
Evolutionary psychology's grain problem and the cognitive neuroscience of reasoning.
TLDR
The amygdala plays an important role in gaze monitoring in humans and the role of the right prefrontal cortex and episodic memory retrieval mode is investigated.
Evolutionary psychology and the brain
Language as a Critical Factor in the Emergence of Human Cognition
TLDR
I suggest that cultural trigger involved was the spontaneous invention of language by members of a small population isolate of Homo sapiens in Africa, at some time after about 100,000 years ago, which implies that the new capacity for symbolic thought was released by a purely cultural stimulus.
Memory for Animal Tracks: A Possible Cognitive Artifact of Human Evolution
TLDR
Results indicate that direct behavioral holdovers from the ancient world may exist in the cognitive realm and that these may be accessed experimentally and predictably under appropriate conditions.
Evolutionary psychology and design reincarnation: A reply to Peters
In this riposte it will be argued that the critique by Peters (2013) of the theoretical foundation of evolutionary psychology misses the mark, and, in the process, unfortunately repeats many common
Evolutionary Psychology and psychopathology
Purpose of review In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in evolutionary approaches to the understanding of human nature. Although there are many different approaches to the evolutionary
Competitive control of cognition in rhesus monkeys
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 56 REFERENCES
Cognitive adaptations for social exchange.
TLDR
It is argued that humans have a faculty of social cognition, consisting of a rich collection of dedicated, functionally specialized, interrelated modules organized to collectively guide thought and behavior with respect to the evolutionarily recurrent adaptive problems posed by the social world.
Domain-Specific Knowledge Systems in the Brain: The Animate-Inanimate Distinction
We claim that the animate and inanimate conceptual categories represent evolutionarily adapted domain-specific knowledge systems that are subserved by distinct neural mechanisms, thereby allowing for
Beyond intuition and instinct blindness: toward an evolutionarily rigorous cognitive science
On the universality of human nature and the uniqueness of the individual: the role of genetics and adaptation.
TLDR
An evolutionary approach to psychological variation reconceptualizes traits as either the output of species-typical, adaptively designed development and psychological mechanisms, or as the result of genetic noise creating perturbations in these mechanisms.
Natural language and natural selection
TLDR
There is every reason to believe that a specialization for grammar evolved by a conventional neo-Darwinian process, as well as other arguments and data.
The modularity of thought and the epidemiology of representations.
TLDR
This chapter defends the view that thought processes might be modular too, and argues that perceptual and linguistic decoding processes are modular, much more than on the alleged nonmodularity of thought.
Mapping the Mind: Domain Specificity In Cognition And Culture
TLDR
The birth and nurturance of concepts by domains: the origins of concepts of living things Frank Keil Part IV and Implications for Education.
Sociobiology as an adaptationist program.
TLDR
If sociobiology is to become a real science instead of idle speculation, it must abandon the tautological adaptationist program which is untestable.
Toward an evolutionary taxonomy of treatable conditions.
TLDR
The authors attempt to sketch an evolutionary taxonomy of treatable conditions, which acknowledges that many conditions in addition to disorders may require treatment, and the criteria for whether a mechanism is dysfunctional are supplied by whether the mechanism has become impaired in performing its ancestral function.
...
...