[xmca] Neural basis of tool use

From: Michael A. Evans <mae who-is-at vt.edu>
Date: Thu Jan 31 2008 - 09:45:43 PST

Thought this article might be of interest to the list:

³The findings Œfairly clearly show that monkey tool use involves the
incorporation of tools into the body schema, literally as extensions of the
body,¹ says Dietrich Stout, an archaeologist specializing in tool use at
University College London. Scott Frey, a neuroscientist at the University of
Oregon, Eugene, says that in humans, this ability to represent tools in the
brain, combined with a capacity for innovation, Œwas no doubt a fundamental
step in the development of technology.¹²

Full article is available at bottom of linked page...


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