Evolutionary psychology: new perspectives on cognition and motivation.

  title={Evolutionary psychology: new perspectives on cognition and motivation.},
  author={Leda Cosmides and John Tooby},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
Evolutionary psychology is the second wave of the cognitive revolution. The first wave focused on computational processes that generate knowledge about the world: perception, attention, categorization, reasoning, learning, and memory. The second wave views the brain as composed of evolved computational systems, engineered by natural selection to use information to adaptively regulate physiology and behavior. This shift in focus--from knowledge acquisition to the adaptive regulation of behavior… 

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