A History of the Human Brain

Clearly and expertly told, this intriguing account is the story of who we are. By examining the history of the brain, we can begin to piece together what it truly means to be human.

A History of the Human Brain

A History of the Human Brain

“A History of the Human Brain is a unique, enlightening, and provocative account of the most significant question we can ask about ourselves.” —Richard Wrangham, author of The Goodness Paradox Just 125,000 years ago, humanity was on a path to extinction, until a dramatic shift occurred. We used our mental abilities to navigate new terrain and changing climates. We hunted, foraged, tracked tides, shucked oysters—anything we could do to survive. Before long, our species had pulled itself back from the brink and was on more stable ground. What saved us? The human brain—and its evolutionary journey is unlike any other. In A History of the Human Brain, Bret Stetka takes us on this far-reaching journey, explaining exactly how our most mysterious organ developed. From the brain’s improbable, watery beginnings to the marvel that sits in the head of Home sapiens today, Stetka covers an astonishing progression, even tackling future brainy frontiers such as epigenetics and CRISPR. Clearly and expertly told, this intriguing account is the story of who we are. By examining the history of the brain, we can begin to piece together what it truly means to be human.

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A History of the Human Brain
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Bret Stetka
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-16 - Publisher: Timber Press

“A History of the Human Brain is a unique, enlightening, and provocative account of the most significant question we can ask about ourselves.” —Richard Wrangham, author of The Goodness Paradox Just 125,000 years ago, humanity was on a path to extinction, until a dramatic shift occurred. We used our mental
A History of the Human Brain
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Bret Stetka
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-16 - Publisher: Timber Press

“Crack open this book and take a read. You will be transported, illuminated, and delighted.” —Psychology Today Just 125,000 years ago, humanity was on a path to extinction, until a dramatic shift occurred. We used our mental abilities to navigate new terrain and changing climates. We hunted, foraged, tracked tides,
The Dopaminergic Mind in Human Evolution and History
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Fred H. Previc
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What does it mean to be human? There are many theories of the evolution of human behavior which seek to explain how our brains evolved to support our unique abilities and personalities. Most of these have focused on the role of brain size or specific genetic adaptations of the brain.
Minds Behind the Brain
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Stanley Finger
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-12-30 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Traces the study of the brain from the ancient Egyptians, through the classical world of Hippocrates, the time of Descartes, and the era of Broca, to modern researchers such as Sperry, and examines their sources and tools.
A History of Neuropsychology
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: J. Bogousslavsky, F. Boller, M. Iwata
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-30 - Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

Neuropsychology has become a very important aspect for neurologists in clinical practice as well as in research. Being a specialized field in psychology, its long history is based on different historical developments in brain science and clinical neurology. In this volume, we want to show how present concepts of neuropsychology