The Cognitive Revolution

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Harvard Museum of Natural History: Skulls & th... Harvard Museum of Natural History: Skulls & the evolution of homo sapiens (Photo credit: Chris Devers)

This week’s course continued with The Cognitive revolution. Lectures concentrated on the advances made by Homo Sapiens about 70,000 years ago which enabled them to conquer the world and drive all other human species to extinction. During this revolution, Homo sapiens developed a new and remarkable kind of language. We explored how this language was different from the languages of earlier human species and of other animals; what the advantages that Homo sapiens gained from this unique language were.

These are my course notes taken from Dr. Yuval Noah Harari’s video lectures.

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