Complementary Mentalities? Did cognitive differences make us human?

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


We tend to think of cognitive evolution as the progressive development of one single ‘normal’ type of mind. However might our cognitive differences, and the way in which different brains work together, have been the reason for our evolutionary success? Here I will challenge some of our preconceptions about the distant past and discuss how evolutionary processes affect inclusion. I’ll consider some examples of ‘experimental archaeo-psychology’ which demonstrate how different cognitions might have been important to survival in the past.
Period29 Oct 2017
Held atUniversity of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK., United Kingdom