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Origins of the Human Brain

Jean-Pierre Changeux and Jean Chavaillon


Humans have always been fascinated by their origins, and the evolutionary development of the human brain is of particular interest as one's intellectual, emotional, and cultural capacities are considered to be unique among animals. This book brings together a group of eminent scientists from the fields of psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. Their views provide a starting point for a debate based on the most recent scientific data relating to the evolutionary origins of the human brain. This book is divided into four main parts: the anatomy of the brain, its geneti ... More

Keywords: evolutionary development, human brain, psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523901
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Pierre Changeux, editor
Institut Pasteur, Paris

Jean Chavaillon, editor
Lab de Recherche sur l'Afrique Orientale, Meudon

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