TITLE

All work and no play left little time for art

AUTHOR(S)
Nowell, April
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
New Scientist;2/23/2013, Vol. 217 Issue 2905, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the shorter childhood period in Neanderthals in comparison to modern humans and its effect on their brain development. She argues that the lack of a symbolic culture in Neanderthals is due to the absence of imaginative fantasy play as children. It is also noted that Neanderthals experienced a faster rate of brain growth, similar to that of autistic children with decreased social skills and fantasy play abilities.
ACCESSION #
85713469

 

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