Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking [Audiobook] download free by Cecilia Heyes

Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking Audiobook download free by Cecilia Heyes
  • Listen audiobook: Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking
  • Author: Cecilia Heyes
  • Release date: 2018/1/19
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Personal Development
  • ISBN: 9780674980150
  • Rating: 9.61 of 10
  • Votes: 186
  • Review by: Irene Mcdonough
  • Review rating: 7.91 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/17
  • Duration: 3H15M52S in 256 kbps (52.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-29
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, WAV, AC3, MP3, WMA, TTA, MPEG4 (compression LZMA, RAR, CAB, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 264
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M39S (4.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 'This is an important book and likely the most thoughtful of the year in the social sciences... Highly recommended, it is likely to prove one of the most thought-provoking books of the year.'-Tyler Cowen, Marginal RevolutionHow did human minds become so different from those of other animals? What accounts for our capacity to understand the way the physical world works, to think ourselves into the minds of others, to gossip, read, tell stories about the past, and imagine the future? These questions are not new: they have been debated by philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, evolutionists, and neurobiologists over the course of centuries. One explanation widely accepted today is that humans have special cognitive instincts. Unlike other living animal species, we are born with complicated mechanisms for reasoning about causation, reading the minds of others, copying behaviors, and using language.Cecilia Heyes agrees that adult humans have impressive pieces of cognitive equipment. In her framing, however, these cognitive gadgets are not instincts programmed in the genes but are constructed in the course of childhood through social interaction. Cognitive gadgets are products of cultural evolution, rather than genetic evolution. At birth, the minds of human babies are only subtly different from the minds of newborn chimpanzees. We are friendlier, our attention is drawn to different things, and we have a capacity to learn and remember that outstrips the abilities of newborn chimpanzees. Yet when these subtle differences are exposed to culture-soaked human environments, they have enormous effects. They enable us to upload distinctively human ways of thinking from the social world around us.As Cognitive Gadgets makes clear, from birth our malleable human minds can learn through culture not only what to think but how to think it.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Neurosciences, Cognition & Cognitive Psychology, Child & Developmental Psychology, Cognitivism, Cognitive Theory, Evolution, Humanistic Psychology, Popular Psychology
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 34.65 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x210x27.94mm
  • Weight: 498.95g
  • Printed by: The Belknap Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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