By Steven M. Platek, Todd K. Shackelford
This e-book is an creation to the rising box of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience, a department of neuroscience that mixes the disciplines of evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It outlines the appliance of cognitive neuroscientific tools (e.g., practical magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, magneto- and electroencephalography, and using neuropsychiatric and neurosurgical sufferers) to reply to empirical questions posed from an evolutionary meta-theoretical viewpoint. Chapters define the fundamentals of cognitive evolution and the way the equipment of cognitive neuroscience could be hired to respond to questions about the presence of advanced cognitive diversifications. Written for graduate scholars and researchers, the publication provides the most important subject matters of research undertaken via evolutionary cognitive neuroscientists - corresponding to language evolution, intelligence and face processing - and serves as a primer upon which to base additional learn within the self-discipline.
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1997). The gradual decline in EQ values suggests that the selection pressures that resulted in the rapid increase in EQ beginning about 500 000 years ago have been relaxed during the last 10 000 to 20 000 years. During this timeframe, agriculture, economic specialization, city-states, and other changes were becoming increasingly central features of human subsistence activities and social organization (Brace, 1995; Clutton-Brock, 1992; Hole, 1992). These changes appear to have resulted in a relaxation of the selection pressures that drove the rapid increase in EQ from 500 000 years ago to about 20 000 years ago.
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Cambridge Foundations In Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience by Steven M. Platek, Todd K. Shackelford