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Big Brain
By Gary Lynch

Big Brain

The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence

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Big Brain by Gary Lynch

Book Awards

  • Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.

Book Description

In this groundbreaking look at the evolution of our brains, eminent neuroscientists Gary Lynch and Richard Granger uncover the mysteries of the outsize intelligence of our ancestors, who had bigger brains than humans living today. Weaving together history, science, and the latest theories of artificial intelligence, Lynch and Granger demystify the complexities of our brains, and show us how our memory, cognition, and intelligence actually function, as well as what mechanisms in the brain can potentially be enhanced, improving on the current design. Author of The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux praised it as "provocative and fascinating," and, writing in the New Scientist, Willian Calvin called it "a popular account of how brains enlarge, in both evolutionary and developmental terms" and "a much needed book."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403979797
ISBN-10: 1403979790
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary Lynch

GARY LYNCH is a professor at the University of California, Irvine, USA. He is the author of more than 550 scientific publications that are among the most cited in the field of neuroscience. He is the co-inventor of a novel family of cognition-enhancing drugs called ampakines. He has been featured in major television networks, newspapers, and magazines ranging from the Los Angeles Times to Popular Science. RICHARD GRANGER is W.H. Neukom Distinguished Professor of Computational Science and of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth, USA. He has been the principal architect of a series of advanced computational systems for military, commercial and medical applications, and co-inventor of FDA-approved devices and drugs. His work has been highlighted in numerous popular press and television features, including recent stories in Forbes, Wired, and on CNN.

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