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Social Brain, Distributed Mind

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Social Brain, Distributed Mind

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To understand who we are and why we are, we need to understand both modern humans and the ancestral stages that brought us to this point. The core to that story has been the role of evolving cognition -the social brain - in mediating the changes in behaviour that we see in the archaeological record. This volume brings together two powerful approaches - the social brain hypothesis and the concept of the distributed mind. The volume compares perspectives on these two approaches from a range of disciplines, including archaeology, psychology, philosophy, sociology and the cognitive and evolutionary sciences. A particular focus is on the role that material culture plays as a scaffold for distributed cognition, and how almost three million years of artefact and tool uses provides the data for tracing key changes in areas such as language, technology, kinship, music, social networks and the politics of local, everyday interaction in small-world societies. A second focus is on how, during the course of hominin evolution, increasingly large spatially distributed communities created stresses that threatened social cohesion. This volume offers the possibility of new insights into the evolution of human cognition and social lives that will further our understanding of the relationship between mind and world.

Author Biography

Robin Dunbar is Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy. Clive Gamble is Professor of Geography at the Royal Holloway, University of London and Fellow of the British Academy. John Gowlett is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.
Release date Australia
November 26th, 2009
Contributors
Edited by Clive Gamble Edited by John Gowlett Edited by Robin Dunbar
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
548
Dimensions
168x241x34
ISBN-13
9780197264522
Product ID
3487368

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