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By Steven M. Platek, Todd K. Shackelford

This booklet is an creation to the rising box of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience, a department of neuroscience that mixes the disciplines of evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It outlines the applying of cognitive neuroscientific equipment (e.g., practical magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, magneto- and electroencephalography, and using neuropsychiatric and neurosurgical sufferers) to respond to empirical questions posed from an evolutionary meta-theoretical point of view. Chapters define the fundamentals of cognitive evolution and the way the equipment of cognitive neuroscience could be hired to respond to questions about the presence of developed cognitive diversifications. Written for graduate scholars and researchers, the publication offers the key themes of research undertaken through evolutionary cognitive neuroscientists - reminiscent of language evolution, intelligence and face processing - and serves as a primer upon which to base extra learn within the self-discipline.

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0. 0. , 1997). 1, EQ has increased dramatically over the past 4 million years of hominid evolution. The estimates are expressed in terms of a percentage of that of modern humans and thus although the EQ of chimpanzees is twice that of the typical mammal, it is estimated to be only 34% of that of modern humans. The EQ of australopithecines is greater than that of chimpanzees but less than 50% that of modern humans, whereas the EQ of H. habilis was slightly more than 50% of modern humans. Large increases in EQ are evident with the emergence of H.

Intelligent individuals identify, process, and bind together bits of social and ecological information more easily and quickly than do other people. Their perceptual systems process this information such that the information is activated quickly and accurately in short-term memory. If evolved or learned heuristics are available for responding to the situation, then intelligent people will be able to execute these responses more quickly and consistently (across situations requiring the same response) than other people.

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