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Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research

Historical Development of Human Cognition

A Cultural-Historical Neuropsychological Perspective

Authors: Ardila, Alfredo

  • Analyses the historical origins of cognitive activities
  • Explains how major cultural variables affect neuropsychological test performance
  • Provides suggestions on how adopting a cultural-historical approach in neuropsychology can help to better understand human cognition
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This book addresses a central question: how did cognition emerge in human history? It approaches the question from a cultural-historical, neuropsychological perspective and analyses evidence on the historical origins of cognitive activity; integrates information regarding cross-cultural differences in neuropsychological performance; and discusses how adopting a historical and cultural perspective in the behavioural neurosciences can help to arrive at a better understanding of cognition. Lastly, it proposes general guidelines for future research in the area.

About the authors

Alfredo Ardila is a psychologist at the National University of Colombia. He completed his PhD in Neuropsychology at Moscow State University, where he worked with Alexander Romanovich Luria. He has been a professor of neuropsychology in various countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Chile and Venezuela. Currently Ardila is a Professor at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA. He is the author of over 400 journal papers and book chapters, and has authored or edited 30 books in the cognitive neurosciences and related areas. He has been president of several professional associations, including the Latin American Association of Neuropsychology, Latin American Society of Neuropsychology, and Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Currently he is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría y Neurociencias.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ardila, Alfredo

    Pages 1-8

  • Origins of Language

    Ardila, Alfredo

    Pages 9-41

  • Origins of Spatial Abilities

    Ardila, Alfredo

    Pages 43-59

  • Origins of Writing

    Ardila, Alfredo

    Pages 61-81

  • Origins of Calculation Abilities

    Ardila, Alfredo

    Pages 83-105

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Development of Human Cognition
Book Subtitle
A Cultural-Historical Neuropsychological Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6887-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6887-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6886-7
Series ISSN
2520-1530
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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