The Resource The lives of the brain : human evolution and the organ of mind, John S. Allen, (electronic resource)

The lives of the brain : human evolution and the organ of mind, John S. Allen, (electronic resource)

Label
The lives of the brain : human evolution and the organ of mind
Title
The lives of the brain
Title remainder
human evolution and the organ of mind
Statement of responsibility
John S. Allen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Though we have other distinguishing characteristics (walking on two legs, for instance, and relative hairlessness), the brain and the behavior it produces are what truly set us apart from the other apes and primates. And how this three-pound organ composed of water, fat, and protein turned a mammal species into the dominant animal on earth today is the story the author seeks to tell in this book. Adopting what he calls a bottom-up approach to the evolution of human behavior, the author considers the brain as a biological organ; a collection of genes, cells, and tissues that grows, eats, and ages, and is subject to the direct effects of natural selection and the phylogenetic constraints of its ancestry. An exploration of the evolution of this critical organ based on recent work in paleoanthropology, brain anatomy and neuroimaging, molecular genetics, life history theory, and related fields, this book shows us the brain as a product of the contexts in which it evolved : phylogenetic, somatic, genetic, ecological, demographic, and ultimately, cultural-linguistic. Throughout, the author focuses on the foundations of brain evolution rather than the evolution of behavior or cognition
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, John S.
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.A4225 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Human evolution
Label
The lives of the brain : human evolution and the organ of mind, John S. Allen, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Introduction -- The human brain in brief -- Brain size -- The functional evolution of the brain -- The plastic brain -- The molecular evolution of the brain -- The evolution of feeding behavior -- The aging brain -- Language and brain evolution -- Optimism and the evolution of the brain
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (351 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674053496
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000040405
  • (OCoLC)648760641
  • (CaPaEBR)ebrary10402495
  • (SSID)ssj0000422223
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11310325
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000422223
  • (PQKBWorkID)10432896
  • (PQKB)10800162
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3300832
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000040405
Label
The lives of the brain : human evolution and the organ of mind, John S. Allen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Introduction -- The human brain in brief -- Brain size -- The functional evolution of the brain -- The plastic brain -- The molecular evolution of the brain -- The evolution of feeding behavior -- The aging brain -- Language and brain evolution -- Optimism and the evolution of the brain
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (351 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674053496
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000040405
  • (OCoLC)648760641
  • (CaPaEBR)ebrary10402495
  • (SSID)ssj0000422223
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11310325
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000422223
  • (PQKBWorkID)10432896
  • (PQKB)10800162
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3300832
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000040405

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