Technological selection: a missing link.

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Vaesen's description of uniquely human tool-related cognitive abilities rings true but would be enhanced by an account of how those abilities would have evolved. I suggest that a process of technological selection operated on the cognitive architecture of ancestral hominids because they, unlike other tool-using species, depended on tools for their survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-223
Number of pages2
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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