Précis of Origins of the modern mind: Three stages in the evolution of culture and cognition

@article{Donald1993PrcisOO,
  title={Pr{\'e}cis of Origins of the modern mind: Three stages in the evolution of culture and cognition},
  author={MERLIN W. Donald},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={16},
  pages={737 - 748}
}
  • M. Donald
  • Published 1 December 1993
  • Psychology, Biology, Art
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract This book proposes a theory of human cognitive evolution, drawing from paleontology, linguistics, anthropology, cognitive science, and especially neuropsychology. The properties of humankind's brain, culture, and cognition have coevolved in a tight iterative loop; the main event in human evolution has occurred at the cognitive level, however, mediating change at the anatomical and cultural levels. During the past two million years humans have passed through three major cognitive… 

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