Intelligence and civilization

Skelin, Josipa (2011) Intelligence and civilization. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Although intelligence is very difficult to define and it's origins are greatly unknown, there are researches that link intelligence to a developed cerebral and prefrontal cortex of the brain, brain size, degree of encephalization, number, connectivity and conductivity of neurons. The effect of brain development and the increase of intelligence is, also, the increased social behavour, that is, the socialization in primates whose direct consequence is the formation of more complex communities. The concept of civilization is in broader meaning synonymous to the concept of culture and it can be defined as an expression of a spiritual life, self-consciousness which Man posesses and an expression of apstract intelligence. This seminar describes the correlation between brain development of the genus Homo, and intelligence as it's direct consequence, and the increase of the level of civilization of the respective species. With the progressive development of the genus Homo, we notice the harmonized development in the stages of civilization and intelligence, which can be monitored by comparing the casts of skulls of the genus Homo, their tools, lifestyle, art and skills of the organization. Although we haven't fully revealed the exact way in which brain development affects the development of civilization, it is clear that the association exists.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kovačević, Goran
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 17
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 12:23
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 12:23
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3181

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