Human-Like Thinking Is Up to 1.8 Million Years-Old

Philip Perry | Big Think

I have a confession to make, I think I’m pretty smart. And I know I’m not alone here. Our savviness with modern technology helps to support this notion. But how old is human-like thinking, anyway? And is it something we can measure?

A neuroarchaeologist contends that human-like thinking is up to 1.8 million years-old and took root in our ancient hominid ancestor, Homo erectus(“upright man”). The study was published in the journal Nature Human Behavior.”

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