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Anthro 5 18:06 Cognitive specialization: The mind is not a general purpose computer. It is a collection of many mental organs. o Phoneme detector, grammar What would our domain-specific mate-acquisitions adaptations look like? Interesting question: o Would women’s men’s be the same Selection builds adaptations that address recurring problems…faced by our  ancestors Would the challenges of mate acquisition have been the same for ancestral  males and females? Theory of sexual selection says probably not How does sexual selection operate? Favors adaptations that promote mating success. Two modes o 1. Intra-sexual selection: use force or threat of force to exclude same-sex  individuals from mating Stronger on men: less strong on women o 2. Inter-sexual selection: use of ornaments to attract opposite-sex mates. Stronger on women: less strong on men
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course ANTH 5 taught by Professor Gaulin during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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