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The cognitive and neural bases of human tool use

  • It is a euphemism to say that humans use tools. Humans possess a vast repertoire of tools they use every day. In fact, as language or bipedal locomotion, tool use is a hallmark of humans. Tool use has also been often viewed as an important step during evolution (van Schaik et al., 1999) or even as a marker of the evolution of human intelligence (Wynn, 1985). So a fundamental issue is, what are the cognitive and neural bases of human tool use? The present series of papers in this special topic represents the newest additions to that research topic.

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Document Type:Article
Author:François Osiurak, Cristina Massen
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in Psychology
First Page:1107
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=25339928
Publisher:Frontiers Media
Place of publication:Lausanne
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2014/10/06
© 2014 Osiurak and Massen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
Entry in this database:2015/04/02
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International