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    Technical cognition, working memory and creativity.Thomas Wynn & Frederick L. Coolidge - 2014 - Pragmatics and Cognition 22 (1):45-63.
    This essay explores the nature and neurological basis of creativity in technical production. After presenting a model of expert technical cognition based in cognitive anthropology and cognitive psychology, the authors propose that craft production has three inherent sources of novelty — procedural drift, serendipitous error and fiddling. However, these are quite limited in their creative potential, which may help explain the virtual absence of innovation over the long millennia of the Palaeolithic. Innovation can be far more rapid and effective via (...)
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    A neurological foundation for peaceful negotiations.Frederick L. Coolidge - 2024 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 47:e6.
    Glowacki explored the conditions required for peace and argued its preconditions arose only within the last 100,000 years. The present commentary addresses some major brain changes that occurred only in Homo sapiens within that period of time and the verbal and nonverbal cognitive sequelae of those neurological changes that may have aided the diplomatic negotiations required for peaceful solutions.
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  3. The prehistory of number concept.Karenleigh A. Overmann, Thomas Wynn & Frederick L. Coolidge - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (3):142-144.
    Carey leaves unaddressed an important evolutionary puzzle: In the absence of a numeral list, how could a concept of natural number ever have arisen in the first place? Here we suggest that the initial development of natural number must have bootstrapped on a material culture scaffold of some sort, and illustrate how this might have occurred using strings of beads.
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    Genetic predilections and predispositions for the development of shamanism.Jacob A. Fiala & Frederick L. Coolidge - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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    The role of working memory in skilled and conceptual thought.Thomas Wynn & Fred Coolidge - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):703-704.
    Models of working memory challenge some aspects of Carruthers’ account but enhance others. Although the nature of the phonological store and central executive appear fully congruent with Carruthers’ proposal, current models of the visuo-spatial sketchpad provide a better account of skilled action. However, Carruthers’ model may provide a way around the homunculus problem that has plagued models of working memory.
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