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Evolution of the brain : creation of the self

Author: John C Eccles
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
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In this book, Nobel Prize-winner, Sir John Eccles, tells the story of how man came to be as he is, not only as an animal at the end of the hominid evolutionary line, but also as a human being  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Eccles
ISBN: 9780203976661 0203976665 0415032245 9780415032247
OCLC Number: 36222215
Description: xv, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. Biological evolution. The general story of human evolution. Evolution of hominid brain: bipedality; agility. Linguistic communication in hominid evolution. Cerebral limbic system in relation to the evolution of the reproductive and emotional systems. Visuo-motor evolution: artistic creativity. Evolution of learning and memory. The mind-brain problem in evolution. The self and its brain. The human person. Addendum. References. Subject index and Glossary.
Responsibility: John C. Eccles.

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