Evolution of the Human Brain: From Matter to Mind - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444643179

Evolution of the Human Brain: From Matter to Mind, Volume 250

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Michel A. Hofman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444643179
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2019
Page Count: 392
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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


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


Details

No. of pages:
392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
1st December 2019
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444643179

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About the Serial Volume Editors

Michel A. Hofman Serial Volume Editor

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands