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Merlin Donald

The Evolution of Human Consciousness
  • Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
  • Andrea Nani


Merlin Donald (born on 17 November 1939) is a Canadian psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist. In 1968, he gained a PhD in Neuropsychology from McGill University; in 1972, he joined the Faculty of Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, where he was Professor of Psychology, now Emeritus. In 2005, he contributed to found the Cognitive Science Department at Case Western University and was the chair of that Department until April 2013. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Case Western University.


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  1. Donald M (1991) Origin of the modern mind: three stages in the evolution of culture and cognition. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
  2. Donald M (2001) A mind so rare: the evolution of human consciousness. W W Norton & Company Incorporated, New YorkGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    • 1
  • Andrea Nani
    • 2
  1. 1.Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research GroupBSMHFT and University of Birmingham Aston UniversityBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research GroupBSMHFT and University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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