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Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind


作者  /  Clive Gamble/John Gowlett/ Robin Dunbar

出版社 / THAMES & HUDSON LTD.

出版日期 / 2018/01/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$550

售價 / 9折, NT$ 495

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A closer look at social history and the growth of the human brain

When and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language, art, music and dance evolve? This pathbreaking book proposes that it was the need for early humans to live in ever-larger social groups over greater distances―the ability to “think big”―that drove the enlargement of the human brain and the development of the human mind. This social brain hypothesis, put forward by evolutionary psychologists such as Robin Dunbar, can be tested against archaeological and fossil evidence.

The conclusions here―the fruits of over seven years of research―build on the insight that modern humans live in effective social groups of about 150 (so-called “Dunbar’s number”), some three times the size of those of apes and our early ancestors. We live in a world dominated by social networking. Yet our virtual contact lists, whether on Facebook or Twitter, are on average no bigger than Dunbar’s number.
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誠品26碼 /2681565064003
ISBN 13 /9780500293829
ISBN 10 /0500293821
EAN /9780500293829

頁數240
尺寸19.8X13CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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