The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
For 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emotional centers of the brain were hard at work. Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel help us understand the evolution of the mind by exploring this more primal capability that we share with other animals: the power to feel, which is the root of so much that makes us uniquely human.
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The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
1 Why a New Paradigm?
3 Social Intelligence from the Ground Up
4 Emotional Flexibility and the Evolution of Bioculture
5 The Ontogeny of Social Intelligence
6 Representation and Imagination
7 Language and Concepts
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