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ZDRAVJE anatomija fiziologija

The brain
Big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs

Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall

Januar 2015

Založnik o knjigi

After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us. Human beings are extraordinary creatures, and it is the unprecedented human brain that makes them so. In this delightfully accessible book, the authors present the first full, step-by-step account of the evolution of the brain and nervous system.

Tapping the very latest findings in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall explain how the cognitive gulf that separates us from all other living creatures could have occurred. They discuss the development and uniqueness of human consciousness, how human and nonhuman brains work, the roles of different nerve cells, the importance of memory and language in brain functions, and much more. Our brains, they conclude, are the product of a lengthy and supremely untidy history—an evolutionary process of many zigs and zags—that has accidentally resulted in a splendidly eccentric and creative product.

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Cobiss ID: 14589494
Avtor: Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall
Cobiss naslov: The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs / Rob DeSalle & Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Postavitev: ZDRAVJE anatomija fiziologija
Jezik: angleški
Leto: 2012
Založništvo: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, cop. 2012
Fizični: XIV, 354 str. : ilustr. ; 22 cm