Evolutionary Anatomy of the Primate Cerebral Cortex
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Evolutionary Anatomy of the Primate Cerebral Cortex by Dean Falk
Book DescriptionStudies of brain evolution have moved rapidly in recent years, building on the pioneering research of Harry J. Jerison. This book provides reviews of primate (including human) brain evolution. The book is divided into two sections, the first gives new perspectives on the developmental, physiological, dietary and behavioural correlates of brain enlargement. It has long been recognized, however, that brains do not merely enlarge globally as they evolve, but that their cortical and internal organization also changes in a process known as reorganization. Species-specific adaptations therefore have neurological substrates that depend on more than just overall brain size. The second section explores these neurological underpinnings for the senses, adaptations and cognitive abilities that are important for primates. With a prologue by Stephen J. Gould and an epilogue by Harry J. Jerison, this is an important reference work for all those working on brain evolution in primates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521089951
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dean Falk
Evolution of the Primate Brain, Hardback (January 2012)
Suitable for students, and a variety of experts who are interested in keeping track of the discoveries that are emerging about the evolution of the brain and cognition, this title provides a synthetic source of information about research that has important implications for the evolution of the brain and cognition in primates, including humans.
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Review of brain evolution in primates including humans.
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