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Evolution of the learning brain : or, How you got to be so smart ...

Author: Paul Howard-Jones
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
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"How does learning transform us biologically? What learning processes do we share with bacteria, jellyfish and monkeys? Is technology impacting on our evolution and what might the future hold for the learning brain? These are just some of the questions Paul Howard-Jones explores on a fascinating journey through 3.5 billion years of brain evolution, and discovers what it all means for how we learn today. Along the  Read more...
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Howard-Jones, Paul.
Evolution of the learning brain ;
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017031433
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Howard-Jones
ISBN: 9781351366281 1351366289 9781315150857 1315150859 9781351366298 1351366297 9781351366274 1351366270
OCLC Number: 1008774923
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The idea of evolution --
Origins --
The vertebrate brain --
The social primate --
Homo social cooperative learners --
Speech --
The arrival of numeracy --
The emergence of the written word --
Evolution meets education --
The future of the learning brain.
Other Titles: How you got to be so smart ...
Responsibility: Paul Howard-Jones.

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"How does learning transform us biologically? What learning processes do we share with bacteria, jellyfish and monkeys? Is technology impacting on our evolution and what might the future hold for the learning brain? These are just some of the questions Paul Howard-Jones explores on a fascinating journey through 3.5 billion years of brain evolution, and discovers what it all means for how we learn today. Along the way, we discoverhow the E. coli in our stomachs learn to find food, why a little nap can help bees find their way homethe many ways that action, emotion and social interaction have shaped our ability to learn the central role of learning in our rise to top predator. An accessible writing style and numerous illustrations make Evolution of the Learning Brain an enthralling combination of biology, neuroscience and educational insight. Howard-Jones provides a fresh perspective on the nature of human learning that is exhaustively researched, exploring the implications of our most distant past for twenty-first-century education."--Provided by publisher.

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