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The Resource Big brain : the origins and future of human intelligence, Gary Lynch and Richard Granger ; art by Cheryl Cotman

Big brain : the origins and future of human intelligence, Gary Lynch and Richard Granger ; art by Cheryl Cotman

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Big brain : the origins and future of human intelligence
Title
Big brain
Title remainder
the origins and future of human intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Gary Lynch and Richard Granger ; art by Cheryl Cotman
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A close-up look at the complexities of the human mind by two leading neuroscientiests compares the modern brain with those of human-like creatures called "Boskops" to bring together the latest research in genetics, evolution, language, intelligence, memory, and learning to examine the implications of large brains for a range of fields. 50,000 first printing
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260889
Cataloging source
NLM
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Lynch, Gary
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.L96 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 D-603
  • WL 300
NLM item number
L989b 2008
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Granger, Richard
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Intellect
  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Evolution
  • Intelligence
Target audience
adult
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the origins and future of human intelligence
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Big brain : the origins and future of human intelligence, Gary Lynch and Richard Granger ; art by Cheryl Cotman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-253) and index
Contents
Big brains, bigger brains : Introduction ; Biggest brain ; Are bigger brains better? ; Brain and language ; Were Boskops smarter? ; Why haven't we all heard of Boskops? ; Outline of the book -- The mind in the machine : Learning network codes ; Brain circuits vs. computer circuits ; The brain of John Von Neumann -- Genes build brains : How much variation can occur? ; Blueprint systems ; Bundling genes ; Variation is random, but it is constrained -- Brains arrive : First brains ; Brain expansion -- The brains of mammals : Neurons and networks ; Learning -- From olfaction to cognition : From cortex to behavior ; Neocortex -- The thinking brain : Extending thinking over time ; The cortex takes charge -- The tools of thought : Feed back and hierarchies of cortical circuits -- Sequences ; What one brain area tells another brain area ; What's in an image? ; Putting it together: from generalists to specialists ; Memory construction ; Building high-level cognition ; Libraries and labyrinths ; Grammars of the brain -- From brain differences to individual differences : Brain paths ; Brain tracts and differential abilities ; Nature and nurture -- What's in a species? : Definitions ; Fallacies of the notion of race ; Races versus gene pools -- The origins of big brains : Brain size in the primates ; Brain size in the family of man ; Big babies ; On intelligence -- Giant brains : The man of the future ; How giant brains were forgotten ; Inside the giant brain ; Giant brains and intelligence -- All but human : On science ; Differences ; From quantity to quality ; From brain advances to cognitive advances ; From cognition to language ; Learning curve ; From speaking to writing -- More than human : Brain and superbrain ; New paths, new humans ; The final path to humans ; Inconstant brain ; Next steps ; Coda
Control code
ocn170203407
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 259 p.
Isbn
9781403979780
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007036159
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)170203407
Label
Big brain : the origins and future of human intelligence, Gary Lynch and Richard Granger ; art by Cheryl Cotman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-253) and index
Contents
Big brains, bigger brains : Introduction ; Biggest brain ; Are bigger brains better? ; Brain and language ; Were Boskops smarter? ; Why haven't we all heard of Boskops? ; Outline of the book -- The mind in the machine : Learning network codes ; Brain circuits vs. computer circuits ; The brain of John Von Neumann -- Genes build brains : How much variation can occur? ; Blueprint systems ; Bundling genes ; Variation is random, but it is constrained -- Brains arrive : First brains ; Brain expansion -- The brains of mammals : Neurons and networks ; Learning -- From olfaction to cognition : From cortex to behavior ; Neocortex -- The thinking brain : Extending thinking over time ; The cortex takes charge -- The tools of thought : Feed back and hierarchies of cortical circuits -- Sequences ; What one brain area tells another brain area ; What's in an image? ; Putting it together: from generalists to specialists ; Memory construction ; Building high-level cognition ; Libraries and labyrinths ; Grammars of the brain -- From brain differences to individual differences : Brain paths ; Brain tracts and differential abilities ; Nature and nurture -- What's in a species? : Definitions ; Fallacies of the notion of race ; Races versus gene pools -- The origins of big brains : Brain size in the primates ; Brain size in the family of man ; Big babies ; On intelligence -- Giant brains : The man of the future ; How giant brains were forgotten ; Inside the giant brain ; Giant brains and intelligence -- All but human : On science ; Differences ; From quantity to quality ; From brain advances to cognitive advances ; From cognition to language ; Learning curve ; From speaking to writing -- More than human : Brain and superbrain ; New paths, new humans ; The final path to humans ; Inconstant brain ; Next steps ; Coda
Control code
ocn170203407
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 259 p.
Isbn
9781403979780
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007036159
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)170203407

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