Harmony, perspective and triadic cognition

Norman D. Cook

The big question in the science of psychology is: why is human cognition and behavior so different from the capabilities of every other animal species on Earth - including our close genetic relations, the chimpanzees? This book provides a coherent answer by examining those aspects of the human brain that have made triadic forms of perception and cognition possible. Mechanisms of dyadic association sufficiently explain animal perception, cognition and behavior but a three-way associational mechanism is required to explain the human talents for language, tool-making, harmony perception, pictorial depth perception and the joint attention that underlies all forms of social cooperation.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Human hearing: harmony
  • 3. Human seeing: perspective
  • 4. Human work: tools and handedness
  • 5. Human communication: language
  • 6. Consciousness
  • 7. Loose ends
  • 8. Conclusion.

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書名 Harmony, perspective and triadic cognition
著作者等 Cook, Norman D
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 x, 356 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780521192132
NCID BB09199501
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国