The Cambrian Explosion and the Origins of Embodied Cognition

@article{Trestman2013TheCE,
  title={The Cambrian Explosion and the Origins of Embodied Cognition},
  author={Michael A. Trestman},
  journal={Biological Theory},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={80-92}
}
Around 540 million years ago there was a sudden, dramatic adaptive radiation known as the Cambrian Explosion. This event marked the origin of almost all of the phyla (major lineages characterized by fundamental body plans) of animals that would ever live on Earth, as well as the appearance of many notable features such as rigid skeletons and other hard parts, complex jointed appendages, eyes, and brains. This radical evolutionary event has been a major puzzle for evolutionary biologists since… 

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