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Lives of the Brain Human Evolution and the Organ of Mind

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ISBN-10: 0674064054

ISBN-13: 9780674064058

Edition: 2009

Authors: John S. Allen

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Though we have other distinguishing characteristics (walking on two legs, for instance, and relative hairlessness), the brain and the behavior it produces are what truly set us apart from the other apes and primates. And how this three-pound organ composed of water, fat, and protein turned a mammal species into the dominant animal on earth today is the story John S. Allen seeks to tell.Adopting what he calls a “bottom-up” approach to the evolution of human behavior, Allen considers the brain as a biological organ; a collection of genes, cells, and tissues that grows, eats, and ages, and is subject to the direct effects of natural selection and the phylogenetic constraints of its ancestry.…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English