1. Macroevolutionary Patterns, Exaptation, and Emergence in the Evolution of the Human Brain and Cognition

  1. Stephen C. Cunnane2 and
  2. Kathlyn M. Stewart3
  1. Ian Tattersall

Published Online: 28 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch1

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

How to Cite

Tattersall, I. (2010) Macroevolutionary Patterns, Exaptation, and Emergence in the Evolution of the Human Brain and Cognition, in Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources (eds S. C. Cunnane and K. M. Stewart), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Research Center on Aging and Departments of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  2. 3

    Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, K1P 6P4, Canada

Author Information

  1. Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470452684

Online ISBN: 9780470609880

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Keywords:

  • macroevolutionary patterns, exaptation and emergence - evolution of the human brain and cognition;
  • natural selection - inevitable consequence of production of more offspring;
  • exaptation and emergence - selection working with what is already there

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Natural Selection

  • Macroevolution

  • Patterns in Human Evolution

  • Symbolic Cognition

  • Exaptation and Emergence

  • Large Brains and Aquatic Resources

  • References