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Author Edelman, Gerald M.

Title Neural Darwinism : the theory of neuronal group selection / Gerald M. Edelman.

Published New York : Basic Books, [1987]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST  612.82 EDEL    1 HOLD
Physical description xxii, 371 pages, 1 unnumbered folded leaf of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [331]-354.
Summary One of the nation's leading neuroscientists presents a radically new view of the function of the brain and the nervous system. Its central idea is that the nervous system in each individual operates as a selective system resembling natural selection in evolution, but operating by different mechanisms. This far-ranging theory of brain functions is bound to stimulate renewed discussion of such philosophical issues as the mind-body problem, the origins of knowledge and the perceptual bases of language. Notes and Index.
Subject Brain -- Evolution.
Brain -- Growth.
Neural circuitry.
Natural selection.
ISBN 0465049346 $29.95