Hominid Brain Expansion and Reproductive Success
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
hominid brain expansion, reproductive success
Although many aspects of human cognition are likely to be “spandrels” passively affiliated with the primary impetus for hominid brain expansion during the Plio-Pleistocene, that expansion was most likely generated and maintained not by “housekeeping” functions but by improved capacities of reproductive success, especially survivorship.
Lovejoy, C. Owen (2001). Hominid Brain Expansion and Reproductive Success. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24(2), 290-290. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X01343959 Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/anthpubs/53