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Title: L'evolució del cervell humà: des d'Homo erectus a Homo sapiens
Author: Coma Almenar, Herena
Director: Lozano Ruiz, Marina
Tutor: Enguix Grau, Begoña
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Keywords: encephalic index
gender Homo
cognitive abilities
brain asymmetries
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2017
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: Homo sapiens presents cerebral morphological characteristics that enabled the cognitive abilities that we can observe currently. But they have not been the result of a unique and specific event in our evolutionary history, but years of changes in genetic endowment and adaptation to the environment have sought our increase in brain volume and its organization and connectivity, where cerebral asymmetry has been the strategy to optimize neural resources. However, in the fossil record there are evidence of a cognitive explosion in Homo sapiens closely related to the expansion of the fronto-parietal lobes. Therefore, many of the cognitive abilities were incipient in the ancient individuals of the genus Homo, but if was not until the arrival of Homo sapiens that they have capacities sustained under the substrate of the frontal and parietal areas.
Language: Catalan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/64525
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