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Katrin Heimann

The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior

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The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior. / Heimann, Katrin; Fusaroli, Riccardo; Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo, Sergio et al.

2017. Abstract from CogSci 2017, London, United Kingdom.

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Harvard

Heimann, K, Fusaroli, R, Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo, S, Johannsen, NN, Riede, F, Fay, N, Lombard, M & Tylén, K 2017, 'The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior', CogSci 2017, London, United Kingdom, 26/07/2017 - 29/07/2017.

APA

Heimann, K., Fusaroli, R., Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo, S., Johannsen, N. N., Riede, F., Fay, N., Lombard, M., & Tylén, K. (2017). The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior. Abstract from CogSci 2017, London, United Kingdom.

CBE

Heimann K, Fusaroli R, Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo S, Johannsen NN, Riede F, Fay N, Lombard M, Tylén K. 2017. The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior. Abstract from CogSci 2017, London, United Kingdom.

MLA

Heimann, Katrin et al. The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior. CogSci 2017, 26 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom, Conference abstract for conference, 2017.

Vancouver

Heimann K, Fusaroli R, Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo S, Johannsen NN, Riede F, Fay N et al.. The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior. 2017. Abstract from CogSci 2017, London, United Kingdom.

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Heimann, Katrin ; Fusaroli, Riccardo ; Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo, Sergio et al. / The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior. Abstract from CogSci 2017, London, United Kingdom.

Bibtex

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abstract = "Dating back as far as 100 ka, the Blombos ochre and theDiepkloof ostrich egg engravings are considered among theearliest fossil evidence of human symbolic behavior. Theengravings found on the same sites spanOf special interest tothis study is the temporal trajectory spanning more than 50 kyears from earlier simpler parallel line patterns to latercomplex cross-hatchings suggesting adaptive compositionaldevelopment. Through a series of three psychophysicalexperiments we test the hypotheses that the line engravings 1)evolved to become more salient to the human perceptualsystem, 2) more discriminable from each other, and 3)increasingly associated with symbolic intent. Our findingsuggest that just as instrumental tools have been found toundergo cumulative refinements in adaptation to theirfunction, the ochre and egg shell engravings evolvedadaptively to become more fit for their cognitive function assigns.",
author = "Katrin Heimann and Riccardo Fusaroli and {Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo}, Sergio and Johannsen, {Niels N{\o}rkj{\ae}r} and Felix Riede and Nicolas Fay and Marlize Lombard and Kristian Tyl{\'e}n",
year = "2017",
language = "English",
note = "CogSci 2017 ; Conference date: 26-07-2017 Through 29-07-2017",

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RIS

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T1 - The adaptive evolution of early human symbolic behavior

AU - Heimann, Katrin

AU - Fusaroli, Riccardo

AU - Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo, Sergio

AU - Johannsen, Niels Nørkjær

AU - Riede, Felix

AU - Fay, Nicolas

AU - Lombard, Marlize

AU - Tylén, Kristian

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Dating back as far as 100 ka, the Blombos ochre and theDiepkloof ostrich egg engravings are considered among theearliest fossil evidence of human symbolic behavior. Theengravings found on the same sites spanOf special interest tothis study is the temporal trajectory spanning more than 50 kyears from earlier simpler parallel line patterns to latercomplex cross-hatchings suggesting adaptive compositionaldevelopment. Through a series of three psychophysicalexperiments we test the hypotheses that the line engravings 1)evolved to become more salient to the human perceptualsystem, 2) more discriminable from each other, and 3)increasingly associated with symbolic intent. Our findingsuggest that just as instrumental tools have been found toundergo cumulative refinements in adaptation to theirfunction, the ochre and egg shell engravings evolvedadaptively to become more fit for their cognitive function assigns.

AB - Dating back as far as 100 ka, the Blombos ochre and theDiepkloof ostrich egg engravings are considered among theearliest fossil evidence of human symbolic behavior. Theengravings found on the same sites spanOf special interest tothis study is the temporal trajectory spanning more than 50 kyears from earlier simpler parallel line patterns to latercomplex cross-hatchings suggesting adaptive compositionaldevelopment. Through a series of three psychophysicalexperiments we test the hypotheses that the line engravings 1)evolved to become more salient to the human perceptualsystem, 2) more discriminable from each other, and 3)increasingly associated with symbolic intent. Our findingsuggest that just as instrumental tools have been found toundergo cumulative refinements in adaptation to theirfunction, the ochre and egg shell engravings evolvedadaptively to become more fit for their cognitive function assigns.

M3 - Conference abstract for conference

T2 - CogSci 2017

Y2 - 26 July 2017 through 29 July 2017

ER -