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Evolutionary Neuropsychology: An Introduction to the Evolution of the Structures and Functions of the Human Brain

Frederick L. Coolidge

Abstract

This book is designed to introduce the evolutionary origins of the human brain’s present structures and functions. Evolutionary neuropsychology is a new multidisciplinary science that embraces and uses empirical findings from the fields of evolution, neuroscience, cognitive sciences, psychology, anthropology, and archaeology. This book is designed for the intellectually curious, but styled especially for academics at any level and psychologists focusing on various aspects of human behavior. The bedrock foundation of evolutionary neuropsychology is the assumption that functionally specialized b ... More

Keywords: evolution, adaptations, exaptations, neuropsychology, brain, learning and memory, cerebellum, hippocampus, sleep, paleopsychopathology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190940942
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190940942.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick L. Coolidge, author
Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs