Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 2

Cognitive and Physical Perspectives

  • Takeru Akazawa
  • Naomichi Ogihara
  • Hiroki C Tanabe
  • Hideaki Terashima

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Naomichi Ogihara, Hiroki C. Tanabe, Hideaki Terashima, Takeru Akazawa
    Pages 1-3
  3. Cognition and Psychology

  4. Body Science and Genetics

  5. Reconstruction of Fossil Crania and Brain Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Yasushi Kobayashi, Toshiyasu Matsui, Yoshinori Haizuka, Naomichi Ogihara, Naoki Hirai, George Matsumura
      Pages 131-137
    3. Yasushi Kobayashi, Toshiyasu Matsui, Yoshinori Haizuka, Naomichi Ogihara, Naoki Hirai, George Matsumura
      Pages 139-143
    4. Naomichi Ogihara, Yusuke Morita, Hideki Amano, Osamu Kondo, Hiromasa Suzuki, Masato Nakatsukasa
      Pages 145-152

About this book


This volume is the second of two volumes of proceedings from the International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place in Tokyo in November 2012. This second volume reports, in four major sections, findings by cultural anthropologists, physical anthropologists, engineering scientists and neurophysiologists, integrated in multidisciplinary fashion to solidify the overall understanding of the mechanics of replacement from cognitive and physical perspectives. Part 1 provides examinations of replacement related questions from various perspectives in cognition and psychology. Part 2, consisting of studies rooted in body science and genetics, provides detailed findings which fill in the broader frame of the replacement phenomenon. Part 3 presents a collection of papers whose findings about fossil crania and brain morphology shed direct light on immediate questions regarding replacement. Part 4 provides illuminations similar to those in part 3, but arising from the analytical empowerment afforded by neuroscience. The collection of 26 papers in this volume makes available to readers both broad and narrow insights on the mechanisms of the replacement/assimilation of Neanderthals by modern humans and at the same time provides a model of new-paradigm multidisciplinary collaboration on a complex problem.


Fossil Brain Human Evolution Humans Neanderthals Comparison Learning Hypothesis Learning Neanderthals Modern Human Neanderthal

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeru Akazawa
    • 1
  • Naomichi Ogihara
    • 2
  • Hiroki C Tanabe
    • 3
  • Hideaki Terashima
    • 4
  1. 1.Kochi University of TechnologyResearch InstituteKami-shiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Environmental StudiesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Human Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and SciencesKobe Gakuin UniversityKobeJapan

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