Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 2

Cognitive and Physical Perspectives

ISBN: 978-4-431-54552-1 (Print) 978-4-431-54553-8 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-3

    Introduction

  3. Cognition and Psychology

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      Pages 5-5

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      Pages 7-16

      The Cognition of Homo neanderthalensis and H. sapiens: Does the Use of Pigment Necessarily Imply Symbolic Thought?

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      Pages 17-23

      Comparisons Between Individual, Imitative and Instructed Learning

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      Pages 25-31

      The Ability to Objectify Conventional Styles of Problem-Solving: A Hypothesis on the Difference in Learning Ability Between Modern Humans and Neanderthals

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      Pages 33-37

      Cognitive Flexibility and Making Objects in Baka Pygmy Children

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      Pages 39-48

      The Demonstration of Resilience in the Drawings of Baka Pygmy Children

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      Pages 49-63

      Social Learning, Trial-and-Error, and Creativity

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      Pages 65-76

      Experimental Studies of Modern Human Social and Individual Learning in an Archaeological Context: People Behave Adaptively, But Within Limits

  4. Body Science and Genetics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77

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      Pages 79-90

      Motion Analysis for Stone-Knapping of the Skilled Levallois Technique

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      Pages 91-97

      Daily Physical Activity and Time-Space Using of Pygmy Hunter-Gatherers’ Children in Southeast Cameroon

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      Pages 99-103

      Estimation of the Period of Childhood and Child Growth Characteristics of Pygmy Hunter-Gatherers in Southeast Cameroon

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      Pages 105-117

      Interpretations of Practical Population Genetics Analyses of Genome-Wide SNP Data on Human Demography

  5. Reconstruction of Fossil Crania and Brain Morphology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119

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      Pages 121-129

      Functional Craniology, Human Evolution, and Anatomical Constraints in the Neanderthal Braincase

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      Pages 131-137

      Cerebral Sulci and Gyri Observed on Macaque Endocasts

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      Pages 139-143

      The Coronal Suture as an Indicator of the Caudal Border of the Macaque Monkey Prefrontal Cortex

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      Pages 145-152

      Application of Sliding Landmark Method for Morphological Analysis of Modern Japanese Neurocranial Shape

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      Pages 153-160

      A Geometric Morphometric Study of Neurocranial Shape Variations in the Crania of Modern Japanese

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      Pages 161-169

      Statistical Interpolation of Missing Parts in Human Crania Using Regularized Multivariate Linear Regression Analysis

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      Pages 171-175

      Transferring Semi-Landmarks by Minimizing Bending Energy on Surfaces

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      Pages 177-182

      CT Image Segmentation for Bone Structures Using Image-Based FEM

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