Historical Development of Human Cognition

A Cultural-Historical Neuropsychological Perspective

  • Alfredo¬†Ardila

Part of the Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research book series (PCHR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book addresses a central question: how did cognition emerge in human history? It approaches the question from a cultural-historical, neuropsychological perspective and analyses evidence on the historical origins of cognitive activity; integrates information regarding cross-cultural differences in neuropsychological performance; and discusses how adopting a historical and cultural perspective in the behavioural neurosciences can help to arrive at a better understanding of cognition. Lastly, it proposes general guidelines for future research in the area.


Behavioral neurosciences cultural-historical approach in neuropsychology cross-cultural neuropsychology historical cognitive activity spatial cognitiion and abilities language and higher cognitive processes acalculia and finger agnosia agraphia metacognitive excutive functions neuropsychological test performance Vygotsky cultural historical research

Authors and affiliations

  • Alfredo¬†Ardila
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida International University MiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6886-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6887-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1530
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1549
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