Complex cognition shaped the Stone Age hand axe

15 abril 2015

The ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the ‘central executive’ function of working memory, a new study finds. The results knock another chip off theories that Stone Age hand axes are simple tools that don’t involve higher-order executive function of the brain.
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