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How well does the cognitive buffer hypothesis explain hominin encephalisation?

The Evolution of the Human Mind

Research Paper (undergraduate) 2017 7 Pages

Biology - Evolution

Summary

The notion of the cognitive buffer hypothesis investigates and discusses at large the question of the hominin encephalisation. In order to test the various aspects of that idea in particular, a comparative analysis of the theories of different scholars have been conducted.

In line with the findings of other studies, the results confirmed that there is a connection, even a satisfactory explanation of the idea of the cognitive buffer hypothesis leading to hominin encephalisation. They also confirm a couple of other hypothesis highlighting the relationship of the cognitive buffer hypothesis for the evolution of large brains and to the idea that brain size predicts the success of mammal species introduced into novel environments. A couple of innovative findings concerning the relationship between the abovementioned categories have also been established and discussed at the end.

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Pages
7
Year
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668615694
File size
506 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v387414
Institution / College
Anglia Ruskin University
Grade
5.00
Tags
cognitive buffer hypothesis encephalization

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