Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 January 2010

416 Pages | Illus.


ISBN: 9780199549221

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The Making of Human Concepts

Edited by Denis Mareschal, Paul Quinn, and Stephen E.G. Lea

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

  • A highly original new book that tackles one of the most mysterious and puzzling qualities of human nature - our ability to conceptualize, presenting views from a range of authorities in the area
  • Considers the evolutionary origins of conceptual thinking, how and when it might develop in childhood, and whether animals have some kind of ability to conceptualise
  • Brings together a range of views from some of the most respected authorities in cognitive science, neuroscience, developmental psychology, animal cognition
  • Presents multi-disciplinary perspectives, enabling the reader to see the commonalities and differences that existing in the study of concepts across different disciplines

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