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The Human AdvantageA New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable$
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Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034258

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.001.0001

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… But Plenty of Neurons Aren’t Enough

… But Plenty of Neurons Aren’t Enough

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The Human Advantage

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

The MIT Press

Difference between cognitive capacities and abilities; neurons as prime material for cognition; evolution of materials; technology, learning and cultural transmission; the downfall of Neanderthals; technological revolutions; the need for cultivating, documenting, and passing on science and engineering to the next generations

Keywords:   Cognitive capacities and abilities, Technology, Culture, Neanderthals, technological revolutions

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