Darwin-L Message Log 1:128 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<1:128>From T.J.M.Steele@southampton.ac.uk  Wed Sep 15 07:52:35 1993

From: "T.J.M.Steele" <T.J.M.Steele@southampton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 93 13:31:22 BST
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Info. request - prosopagnosia

This is an info. request. Does anyone know where the suggestion was first made
that prosopagnosia - a pathology of the brain affecting recognition of
individual faces - was an evolved module enabling individuals to engage in
either kin-selected or reciprocal altruism? I'd be grateful for references, to
my own e-mail address and not to the List.

Self-intro.: I'm an archaeologist interested in brain evolution, evolutionary
psychology, and cultural transmission theory. Currently working on modelling
cultural diffusion through structured social networks (graph theory


James Steele
Department of Archaeology
University of Southampton
Southampton S09 5NH

E-Mail: tjms@uk.ac.southampton

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