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A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness

By: Merlin Donald

371 pages, 8 figs

W.W. Norton & Co.

Paperback | Aug 2002 | #132982 | ISBN: 0393323196
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #124007 | ISBN: 0393049507
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Proposes that the human mind is a hybrid product of the interweaving of a super-complex form of matter (the brain) with an invisible symbolic web (culture) to form a 'distributed' cognitive network. Donald explains how an expansion of conscious capacity was the key to this revolutionary development.

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