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Precis of Origins of the Modern Mind

http://www.bbsonline.org/documents/a/00/00/05/66/bbs00000566-00/bbs.donald.html

The central hypothesis in this paper is that there were three major cognitive transformations by which the modern human mind emerged over several million years: 1) mimetic skill and autocueing, 2) lexical invention, 3) externalization of memory.

Submitted in section: Cognitive Science: Culture, Cognition, and Evolution: Precis of Origins of the Modern Mind

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