Evolution of the Human Brain: From Matter to Mind

Evolution of the Human Brain: From Matter to Mind

1st Edition - November 6, 2019
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  • Editor: Michel A. Hofman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444643179
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444643186

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Description

Evolution of the Human Brain: From Matter to Mind, Volume 250 in the Progress in Brain Research, series documents the latest developments and insights about the origin and evolution of the human brain and mind. Specific sections in this new release include Evolution and development of the human cerebral cortex, Functional connectivity of the human cerebral cortex, Lateralization of the human cerebral cortex, Life history strategies and the human cerebral cortex, Evolution of the modern human brain, On the nature and evolution of the human mind, Origin and evolution of human cognition, Origin and evolution of human consciousness, and more.

Key Features

  • Presents insights on molecular and cellular mechanisms of human brain evolution
  • Provides a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the human mind
  • Includes information of the neural organization and functional connectivity of the cerebral cortex

Readership

Addressed to any clinicians, neuroscientists, psychologists or students

Table of Contents

  • Section I - Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Human Brain Evolution
    1. Genetics of human brain evolution
    Eric J. Vallender
    2. Genetic diversity underlying behavioral plasticity in human adaptation
    Amy L. Bauernfeind and Courtney C. Babbitt

    Section II - Cerebral Cortex: Neural Organization and Functional Connectivity
    3. The origin and evolution of neocortex: From early mammals to modern humans
    Jon H. Kaas
    4. Allometry, evolution and development of neocortex size in mammals
    Jeroen B. Smaers, Carrie S. Mongle, Kamran Safi and Diana K.N. Dechmann
    5. Neurodevelopmental disorders of the prefrontal cortex in an evolutionary context
    Branka Hrvoj-Mihic and Katerina Semendeferi
    6. The human connectome from an evolutionary perspective
    Dirk Jan Ardesch, Lianne H. Scholtens and Martijn P. van den Heuvel
    7. Evolution of cerebral asymmetry
    Michael C. Corballis
    8. Life history changes accompany increased numbers of cortical neurons: A new framework for understanding human brain evolution
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel

    Section III - Origin and Evolution of the Human Mind
    9. Evolution of the modern human brain
    Amelie Beaudet, Andrew Du and Bernard A. Wood
    10. On the nature and evolution of the human mind
    Michel A. Hofman
    11. Origin and evolution of human cognition
    Gerhard Roth and Ursula Dicke
    12. Origin and evolution of human consciousness
    Franco Fabbro, Damiano Cantone, Susanna Feruglio and Cristiano Crescentini
    13. Origin and evolution of human speech: Emergence from a trimodal auditory, visual and vocal network
    Maeva Michon, Vladimir López and Francisco Aboitiz

Product details

  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 6, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444643179
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444643186

About the Serial Volume Editor

Michel A. Hofman

Michel A. Hofman is at Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Netherlands

Affiliations and Expertise

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands