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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
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
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.
- 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
Addressed to any clinicians, neuroscientists, psychologists or students
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- © Academic Press 2019
- 6th November 2019
- Academic Press
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"Editor Michel A. Hofman provides a thoughtful examination of the evolution of the human brain. The book is divided topically into the following subjects: development and evolution of the human cortex, functional connectivity of the human cortex, the nature and evolution of the human mind, origin and evolution of human cognition, and consciousness. Each of these topics is covered in several chapters that review theories and application. Special attention is paid to Darwinian evolutionary theory in many of the chapters in order to better explain the modern human brain. There are instances in the book where there are acronyms that are introduced without warning the reader, which may be due some of the authors expecting the readers to have a certain level of familiarity with the research that is presented. For example, when discussing different structures in the brain, they would utilize the acronym for that brain structure first before introducing that area. Neuropsychology trainees will experience some familiarity with the information presented throughout the book, akin to what they have learned in their various neuroscience/neuropsychology classes. The chapters discussing the development of neurodevelopmental disorders, consciousness in children, metacognition, gaze following, problem solving, and human cognition are applicable to both neuropsychology trainees and practicing neuropsychologists." --Keshia M. Sanders, Ph.D.
Michel A. Hofman is at Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Netherlands
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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