The Long Evolution Of Brains And Minds

Author: Gerhard Roth
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400762593
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The main topic of the book is a reconstruction of the evolution of nervous systems and brains as well as of mental-cognitive abilities, in short “intelligence” from simplest organisms to humans. It investigates to which extent the two are correlated. One central topic is the alleged uniqueness of the human brain and human intelligence and mind. It is discussed which neural features make certain animals and humans intelligent and creative: Is it absolute or relative brain size or the size of “intelligence centers” inside the brains, the number of nerve cells inside the brain in total or in such “intelligence centers” decisive for the degree of intelligence, of mind and eventually consciousness? And which are the driving forces behind these processes? Finally, it is asked what all this means for the classical problem of mind-brain relationship and for a naturalistic theory of mind.
The Long Evolution of Brains and Minds
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Gerhard Roth
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-03 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Louise Barrett
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-01 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: J S Mamoun
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-04 - Publisher: Independently Published

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From Bacteria to Bach and Back
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Daniel C. Dennett
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-21 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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The Scientist In The Crib
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Patricia K. Kuhl
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins

This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them.It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is