Neural correlates of Early Stone Age toolmaking: technology, language and cognition in human evolution.

@article{Stout2008NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of Early Stone Age toolmaking: technology, language and cognition in human evolution.},
  author={Dietrich Stout and Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick and Thierry Chaminade},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={363 1499},
  pages={1939-49}
}
Archaeological and palaeontological evidence from the Early Stone Age (ESA) documents parallel trends of brain expansion and technological elaboration in human evolution over a period of more than 2Myr. However, the relationship between these defining trends remains controversial and poorly understood. Here, we present results from a positron emission tomography study of functional brain activation during experimental ESA (Oldowan and Acheulean) toolmaking by expert subjects. Together with a… CONTINUE READING
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