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Description - The Birth of the Mind by Gary Marcus

In The Birth of the Mind, award-winning cognitive scientist Gary Marcus irrevocably alters the nature vs. nurture debate by linking the findings of the Human Genome Project to the development of the brain. Scientists have long struggled to understand how a tiny number of genes could contain the instructions for building the human brain, arguably the most complex device in the known universe. Synthesizing up-to-the-minute research with his own original findings on child development, Marcus is the first to resolve this apparent contradiction. Vibrantly written and completely accessible to the lay reader, The Birth of the Mind will forever change the way we think about our origins and ourselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465044061
ISBN-10: 0465044069
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 137mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus is Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University. He is the author of The Algebraic Mind, and lives in New York City.

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