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Tool use and constructions

  • Michael A. Arbib (a1)
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We examine tool use in relation to the capacity of animals for construction, contrasting tools and nests; place human tool use in a more general problem-solving context, revisiting the body schema in the process; and relate the evolution of language and of tool use.

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M. A. Arbib (2011) From mirror neurons to complex imitation in the evolution of language and tool use. Annual Review of Anthropology 40:257–73.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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