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A Brief History of the Mind: From Apes to Intellect and Beyond

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By: Willian H Calvin (Author)

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #147087 | ISBN: 0195159071
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Looks back at the simpler versions of mental life in apes, Neanderthals, and our ancestors, back before our burst of creativity started 50,000 years ago. Calvin takes stock of what we have now and then explains why we are nearing a crossroads, where mind shifts gears again. The mind's big bang came long after our brain size stopped enlarging and Calvin suggests that the development of long sentences was the most likely trigger.

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