The ape that spoke: language and the evolution of the human mind
Science journalist John McCrone shows how the evolution of language in man's ape ancestors led to an explosion of mental abilities. Analyzing such aspects of the human mind as memory, imagination, "higher" emotion, thought, and self-consciousness, The Ape That Spoke will fascinate all who are intrigued by phenomena as apparently diverse as deja vu, whether we see things as "they really are", and the meaning of self-awareness.
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Review: The Ape That Spoke: Language and the Evolution of the Human MindUser Review - Goodreads
This is a great primer on some of the basic factors that have given rise to human language ability and the brain's functions. This book is a bit old now so some of the references aren't always ...
Review: The Ape That Spoke: Language and the Evolution of the Human MindUser Review - Sandi York - Goodreads
It was an interesting book and very approachable to a lay person. However, much more of the book was about the way the brain works (using metaphors) than I expected or enjoyed. The second half was ... Read full review
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Limited preview - 2006
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