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The Resource The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

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The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs
Title
The brain
Title remainder
big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs
Statement of responsibility
Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us. Human beings are extraordinary creatures, and it is the unprecedented human brain that makes them so. In this book the authors present a step-by-step account of the evolution of the brain and nervous system. Tapping the very latest findings in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, the authors explain how the cognitive gulf that separates us from all other living creatures could have occurred. They discuss the development and uniqueness of human consciousness, how human and nonhuman brains work, the roles of different nerve cells, the importance of memory and language in brain functions, and much more. Our brains, they conclude, are the product of a lengthy and supremely untidy history, an evolutionary process of many zigs and zags, that has accidentally resulted in a splendidly eccentric and creative product
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DLC
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DeSalle, Rob
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.D466 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tattersall, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition
  • Neurophysiology
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Neurophysiology
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The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-336) and index
Contents
The nature of science : our brains at work -- The nitty-gritty of the nervous system -- Hanging our brains on the tree of life -- Making sense of senses -- Processing information -- Emotions and memory -- Brain EvoDevo -- Words and music by ... -- Decisions, behaviors, and beliefs -- The human brain and cognitive evolution
Control code
759174345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 354 p.
Isbn
9780300175226
Lccn
2011044329
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759174345
Label
The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-336) and index
Contents
The nature of science : our brains at work -- The nitty-gritty of the nervous system -- Hanging our brains on the tree of life -- Making sense of senses -- Processing information -- Emotions and memory -- Brain EvoDevo -- Words and music by ... -- Decisions, behaviors, and beliefs -- The human brain and cognitive evolution
Control code
759174345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 354 p.
Isbn
9780300175226
Lccn
2011044329
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759174345

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