Objects & Places from The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Frank R. Wilson
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Permanent immaturity - This theory underlies the author's thesis that people are born resourceful. Over time and experience they become skillful and thoughtful because their brain remains in a state of permanent curiosity, learning, and growth.

Australopithecine - The name of the first southern apes that walk upright in Africa.

Anthropological reference date - The term used by Wilson to denote human development periods.

Pliocene epoch - A term that denotes an anthropological period when hominids appear with a recognizable four-finger hand and thumb, exemplified by Lucy.

Theory of brain growth, language and intelligence - A theory devised by Robin Dunbar to correlate neocortex or brain size with a stable group or tribe size.

Theory of cultural and cognitive evolution - A theory devised by Merlin Donald that claims the human brain developed in a three-stage process.

Theory of intelligence - Plotkin's theory that claims that knowledge...

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