[Neuroscience] Re: why did humans grow a bigger neocortex?
Glen M. Sizemore
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Sun Sep 2 11:22:16 EST 2007
"Matthew Kirkcaldie" <Matthew.Kirkcaldie from removethis.utas.andthis.edu.au>
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>> I've been wondering why human beings alone have that big, unique and
>> complex cortex. Can you help me with your views?
> This is what I reckon:
> Cheers, MK.
Your view, it seems to me, has points of contact with the behaviorist view.
This view holds that complex human behavior is a product of classical
conditioning, operant conditioning, as well as simpler processes that are
observed when stimuli are simply presented repeatedly. It eschews the notion
that behavior (human or otherwise) stems from a variety of more specific
modules. A bigger cortex might simply mean quantitative changes in a few
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