By Duhamel, Jean-Ren??; Rizzolatti, Giacomo; Dehaene, Stanislas; Hauser, Marc D
The impressive overlap among human and chimpanzee genomes doesn't lead to an equivalent overlap among human and chimpanzee ideas, sensations, perceptions, and feelings; there are enormous similarities but in addition enormous modifications among human and nonhuman primate brains. From Monkey mind to Human Brain makes use of the most recent findings in cognitive psychology, comparative biology, and neuroscience to examine the complicated styles of convergence and divergence in primate cortical association and function.
Several chapters research using glossy applied sciences to check primate brains, interpreting the potentials and the constraints of neuroimaging in addition to genetic and computational methods. those tools, that are utilized identically throughout diverse species of primates, support to focus on the ambiguity of nonlinear primate evolution -- the truth that significant adjustments in mind measurement and useful complexity resulted from small adjustments within the genome. different chapters establish believable analogs or homologs in nonhuman primates for such human cognitive capabilities as mathematics, analyzing, conception of brain, and altruism; learn the function of parietofrontal circuits within the construction and comprehension of activities; research the contributions of the prefrontal and cingulate cortices to cognitive regulate; and discover to what quantity visible popularity and visible recognition are similar in people and different primates.
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