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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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
E7B
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DeSalle, Rob
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tattersall, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition
  • Neurophysiology
  • Brain
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Neurophysiology
Label
The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn794489367
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183566
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113cjj
  • cd5a41e8-2295-4100-8d8b-354b7184411f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794489367
Label
The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn794489367
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183566
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt113cjj
  • cd5a41e8-2295-4100-8d8b-354b7184411f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794489367

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