Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series

Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 2

Cognitive and Physical Perspectives

Editors: Akazawa, T., Ogihara, N., C Tanabe, H., Terashima, H. (Eds.)

  • Proposing and validating the novel hypothesis that the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans took place because of differences in learning ability
  • Providing up-to-date information on the research of Neanderthals and Modern Humans
  • Promoting and facilitating an interdisciplinary research framework and lasting cooperation across the disciplines
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About this book

This volume is the second of two volumes of proceedings from the International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place in Tokyo in November 2012. This second volume reports, in four major sections, findings by cultural anthropologists, physical anthropologists, engineering scientists and neurophysiologists, integrated in multidisciplinary fashion to solidify the overall understanding of the mechanics of replacement from cognitive and physical perspectives. Part 1 provides examinations of replacement related questions from various perspectives in cognition and psychology. Part 2, consisting of studies rooted in body science and genetics, provides detailed findings which fill in the broader frame of the replacement phenomenon. Part 3 presents a collection of papers whose findings about fossil crania and brain morphology shed direct light on immediate questions regarding replacement. Part 4 provides illuminations similar to those in part 3, but arising from the analytical empowerment afforded by neuroscience. The collection of 26 papers in this volume makes available to readers both broad and narrow insights on the mechanisms of the replacement/assimilation of Neanderthals by modern humans and at the same time provides a model of new-paradigm multidisciplinary collaboration on a complex problem.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ogihara, Naomichi (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • The Cognition of Homo neanderthalensis and H. sapiens: Does the Use of Pigment Necessarily Imply Symbolic Thought?

    Mithen, Steven

    Pages 7-16

  • Comparisons Between Individual, Imitative and Instructed Learning

    Ando, Juko

    Pages 17-23

  • The Ability to Objectify Conventional Styles of Problem-Solving: A Hypothesis on the Difference in Learning Ability Between Modern Humans and Neanderthals

    Omura, Keiichi

    Pages 25-31

  • Cognitive Flexibility and Making Objects in Baka Pygmy Children

    Koyama, Tadashi

    Pages 33-37

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54552-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56173-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 2
Book Subtitle
Cognitive and Physical Perspectives
Editors
  • Takeru Akazawa
  • Naomichi Ogihara
  • Hiroki C Tanabe
  • Hideaki Terashima
Series Title
Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54553-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54553-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54552-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56173-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 243
Number of Illustrations and Tables
86 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour
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