Origin of Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition, and General Intelligence by David C. Geary
Amer Psychological Assn; 1 edition | October 30, 2004 | English | ISBN: 1591471818 | 459 pages | PDF | 24 MB
Darwin considered an understanding of the evolution of the human mind and brain to be of major importance to the evolutionary sciences. This groundbreaking book sets out a comprehensive, integrated theory of why and how the human mind has developed to function as it does. Geary proposes that human motivational, affective, behavioral, and cognitive systems have evolved to process social and ecological information (e.g., facial expressions) that covaried with survival or reproductive options during human evolution.