Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Frederick L. Coolidge and
  2. Thomas Wynn

Published Online: 30 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308297.ch1

The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking

The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking

How to Cite

Coolidge, F. L. and Wynn, T. (2009) Introduction, in The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308297.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152532

Online ISBN: 9781444308297



  • rise of Homo sapiens with the last true Neandertal dead;
  • success of first modern humans;
  • executive functions of frontal lobes - new perspective of an old story;
  • executive functions model - through neuropsychology;
  • executive functions in neuropsychological perspective - problem solving set for future goal;
  • integrating across space and time or sequential memory function - executive function feature;
  • human cognitive abilities and two leaps in cognition;
  • explication of origins and evolution of modern thinking - areas of neuropsychology and neuroanatomy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Executive Functions of the Frontal Lobes: A New Perspective on an Old Story

  • Two Leaps in Cognition

  • This Book