The Brain

The Brain

Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs

Book - 2012
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"Tapping the very latest findings in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall 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." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780300175226
0300175221
Characteristics: xiv, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tattersall, Ian

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