Books in brief

Books in brief

Nature 506, 7486 (2014). doi:10.1038/506031a

Author: Barbara Kiser

In this prequel to his 1999 Cultural Origins of Human Cognition (Harvard University Press), developmental psychologist Michael Tomasello argues that human thinking is unique because it is cooperative. He posits that environmental upheavals forced early humans to channel their thinking towards collective aims through

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