New thinking: the evolution of human cognition.

@article{Heyes2012NewTT,
  title={New thinking: the evolution of human cognition.},
  author={Cecilia Heyes},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={367 1599},
  pages={2091-6}
}
Humans are animals that specialize in thinking and knowing, and our extraordinary cognitive abilities have transformed every aspect of our lives. In contrast to our chimpanzee cousins and Stone Age ancestors, we are complex political, economic, scientific and artistic creatures, living in a vast range of habitats, many of which are our own creation. Research on the evolution of human cognition asks what types of thinking make us such peculiar animals, and how they have been generated by… CONTINUE READING
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