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Author Lynch, Gary.

Title Big brain : the origins and future of human intelligence / Gary Lynch and Richard Granger.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2008]
©2008

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Physical description viii, 259 pages : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Big Brains, Bigger Brains 1 -- Biggest Brain 3 -- Are Bigger Brains Better? 5 -- Brain and Language 7 -- Were Boskops Smarter? 8 -- Why Haven't We All Heard of Boskops? 10 -- 2 Mind in the Machine 17 -- Learning Network Codes 18 -- Brain Circuits vs. Computer Circuits 23 -- Brain of John Von Neumann 25 -- 3 Genes Build Brains 33 -- How Much Variation Can Occur? 36 -- Blueprint Systems 38 -- Bundling Genes 40 -- Variation Is Random, but It Is Constrained 44 -- 4 Brains Arrive 51 -- First Brains 52 -- Brain Expansion 58 -- 5 Brains of Mammals 63 -- Neurons and Networks 65 -- Learning 70 -- 6 From Olfaction to Cognition 73 -- From Cortex to Behavior 80 -- Neocortex 84 -- 7 Thinking Brain 89 -- Extending Thinking over Time 93 -- Cortex Takes Charge 96 -- 8 Tools of Thought 99 -- Feedback and Hierarchies of Cortical Circuits 99 -- Sequences 106 -- What One Brain Area Tells Another Brain Area 107 -- What's in an Image? 108 -- Putting It Together: From Generalists to Specialists 109 -- Memory Construction 110 -- Building High-level Cognition 113 -- Libraries and Labyrinths 114 -- Grammars of the Brain 116 -- 9 From Brain Differences to Individual Differences 119 -- Brain Paths 122 -- Brain Tracts and Differential Abilities 125 -- Nature and Nurture 127 -- 10 What's in a Species? 129 -- Fallacies of the Notion of Race 132 -- Races Versus Gene Pools 135 -- 11 Origins of Big Brains 139 -- Brain Size in the Primates 141 -- Brain Size in the Family of Man 145 -- Big Babies 154 -- On Intelligence 157 -- 12 Giant Brains 161 -- Man of the Future 162 -- How Giant Brains Were Forgotten 165 -- Inside the Giant Brain 171 -- Giant Brains and Intelligence 175 -- 13 All but Human 179 -- On Science 179 -- Differences 182 -- From Quantity to Quality 189 -- From Brain Advances to Cognitive Advances 191 -- From Cognition to Language 193 -- Learning Curve 195 -- From Speaking to Writing 197 -- 14 More than Human 201 -- Brain and Superbrain 201 -- New Paths, New Humans 204 -- Final Path to Humans 205 -- Inconstant Brain 209.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author Granger, Richard.
ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Brain -- Evolution.
Intellect.
Neurosciences.
Electronic books.
ISBN 1403979782
1403979790