Cross-Modality Information Transfer: A Hypothesis about the Relationship among Prehistoric Cave Paintings, Symbolic Thinking, and the Emergence of Language

@article{Miyagawa2018CrossModalityIT,
  title={Cross-Modality Information Transfer: A Hypothesis about the Relationship among Prehistoric Cave Paintings, Symbolic Thinking, and the Emergence of Language},
  author={S. Miyagawa and Cora Lesure and Vitor Augusto N{\'o}brega},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
  • S. Miyagawa, Cora Lesure, Vitor Augusto Nóbrega
  • Published 2018
  • Art, Psychology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Early modern humans developed mental capabilities that were immeasurably greater than those of non-human primates. We see this in the rapid innovation in tool making, the development of complex language, and the creation of sophisticated art forms, none of which we find in our closest relatives. While we can readily observe the results of this high-order cognitive capacity, it is difficult to see how it could have developed. We take up the topic of cave art and archeoacoustics, particularly the… CONTINUE READING

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