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Recursive language and modern imagination were acquired simultaneously 70,000 years ago

August 7, 2019 - General

A genetic mutation that slowed down the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in two or more children may have triggered a cascade of events leading to acquisition of recursive language and modern imagination 70,000 years ago.

The lion-man sculpture from Germany (dated to 37,000 years ago) must have been first imagined
by the artist by mentally synthesizing parts of the man and beast together and then executing
 the product…

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Source: archeo

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