Evolutionary Neuroscience

Evolutionary Neuroscience
Author: Jon H. Kaas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1038
Release: 2009-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780123751683
ISBN 13: 0123751683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Neuroscience Book Review:

Evolutionary Neuroscience is a collection of articles in brain evolution selected from the recent comprehensive reference, Evolution of Nervous Systems (Elsevier, Academic Press, 2007). The selected chapters cover a broad range of topics from historical theory to the most recent deductions from comparative studies of brains. The articles are organized in sections focused on theories and brain scaling, the evolution of brains from early vertebrates to present-day fishes, amphibians, reptiles and birds, the evolution of mammalian brains, and the evolution of primate brains, including human brains. Each chapter is written by a leader or leaders in the field, and has been reviewed by other experts. Specific topics include brain character reconstruction, principles of brain scaling, basic features of vertebrate brains, the evolution of the major sensory systems, and other parts of brains, what we can learn from fossils, the origin of neocortex, and the evolution of specializations of human brains. The collection of articles will be interesting to anyone who is curious about how brains evolved from the simpler nervous systems of the first vertebrates into the many different complex forms now found in present-day vertebrates. This book would be of use to students at the graduate or undergraduate levels, as well as professional neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and psychologists. Together, the chapters provide a comprehensive list of further reading and references for those who want to inquire further. • The most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date single volume collection on brain evolution • Full color throughout, with many illustrations • Written by leading scholars and experts

Evolutionary Neuroscience

Evolutionary Neuroscience
Author: Jon H. Kaas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 962
Release: 2020-05-30
ISBN 10: 0128206063
ISBN 13: 9780128206065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Neuroscience Book Review:

Evolutionary Neuroscience, Second Edition, is a collection of chapters on brain evolution that combines selected topics from the recent comprehensive reference, Evolution of Nervous Systems (Elsevier, Academic Press, 2017, 9780128040423). The selected chapters cover a broad range of topics, from historical theory, to the most recent deductions from comparative studies of brains. The articles are organized in sections focused on history, concepts and theory, the evolution of brains from early vertebrates to present-day fishes, amphibians, reptiles and birds, the evolution of mammalian brains, and the evolution of primate brains, including human brains. Each chapter is written by a leader or leaders in the field. Specific topics include brain character reconstruction, principles of brain scaling, basic features of vertebrate brains, the evolution of the major sensory systems, other parts of brains, what we can learn from fossils, the origin of neocortex, and the evolution of specializations of human brains. The collection of articles will be interesting to anyone who is curious about how brains evolved from the simpler nervous systems of the first vertebrates into the many different complex forms now found in present-day vertebrates. Provides the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date single volume collection on brain evolution Presents a full color treatment, with many illustrations Written by leading scholars and experts Features chapters on brain character reconstruction, principles of brain scaling, basic features of vertebrate brains, the evolution of the major sensory systems, and other parts of brains Discusses what we can learn from fossils, the origin of neocortex, and the evolution of specializations of human brains

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience
Author: Stephen V. Shepherd
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN 10: 1119994691
ISBN 13: 9781119994695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience Book Review:

Comprehensive and authoritative, The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience unifies the diverse strands of an interdisciplinary field exploring the evolution of brains and cognition. A comprehensive reference that unifies the diverse interests and approaches associated with the neuroscientific study of brain evolution and the emergence of cognition Tackles some of the biggest questions in neuroscience including what brains are for, what factors constrain their biological development, and how they evolve and interact Provides a broad and balanced view of the subject, reviewing both vertebrate and invertebrate anatomy and emphasizing their shared origins and mechanisms Features contributions from highly respected scholars in their fields

Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience

Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Steven Platek,Julian Keenan,Todd Shackelford
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0262162415
ISBN 13: 9780262162418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience Book Review:

An essential reference for the new discipline of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience that defines the field's approach of applying evolutionary theory to guide brain-behavior investigations.

Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience

Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Steven M. Platek,Todd K. Shackelford
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-02-26
ISBN 10: 0521884217
ISBN 13: 9780521884211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations in Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience Book Review:

An essential primer presenting major topics of study undertaken by evolutionary cognitive neuroscientists.

Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Perspectives concerning Human Behavior and Experience

Evolutionary Psychology  Neuroscience Perspectives concerning Human Behavior and Experience
Author: William J. Ray
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-01-17
ISBN 10: 1412995892
ISBN 13: 9781412995894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Perspectives concerning Human Behavior and Experience Book Review:

This book brings together current perspectives concerning the manner in which human mind, behavior and experience evolved. In addition to the traditional psychological literature, it draws from work in the cognitive and affective neurosciences, ethology, and genetics. The focus will be on a unification and integration of evolutionary understandings within a broader consideration.

Relationship Science

Relationship Science
Author: Omri Gillath,Glenn Adams,Adrianne D. Kunkel
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781433811234
ISBN 13: 1433811235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relationship Science Book Review:

This book integrates sociocultural, neuroscience, and evolutionary approaches to studying close relationships.

Evolutionary Neuropsychology

Evolutionary Neuropsychology
Author: Frederick L. Coolidge
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0190940948
ISBN 13: 9780190940942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Neuropsychology Book Review:

"This book is designed to introduce the evolutionary origins of the human brain's present structures and functions. Evolutionary neuropsychology is a new multidisciplinary science that embraces and uses empirical findings from the fields of evolution, neuroscience, cognitive sciences, psychology, anthropology, and archaeology. This book is designed for the intellectually curious, but styled especially for academics at any level and psychologists focusing on various aspects of human behavior. The bedrock foundation of evolutionary neuropsychology is the assumption that functionally-specialized brain regions are adaptations naturally selected in response to various environmental challenges over the course of billions of years of evolution. These adaptations and their brain regions and circuitry may now serve new functions, which are called exaptations, and they are particularly involved in higher cognitive functions"--

Brains Through Time

Brains Through Time
Author: Georg F. Striedter,R. Glenn Northcutt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0195125681
ISBN 13: 9780195125689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brains Through Time Book Review:

"Much is conserved in vertebrate evolution, but significant changes in the nervous system occurred at the origin of vertebrates and in most of the major vertebrate lineages. This book examines these innovations and relates them to evolutionary changes in other organ systems, animal behavior, and ecological conditions at the time. The resulting perspective clarifies what makes the major vertebrate lineages unique and helps explain their varying degrees of ecological success. One of the book's major conclusions is that vertebrate nervous systems are more diverse than commonly assumed, at least among neurobiologists. Examples of important innovations include not only the emergence of novel brain regions, such as the cerebellum and neocortex, but also major changes in neuronal circuitry and functional organization. A second major conclusion is that many of the apparent similarities in vertebrate nervous systems resulted from convergent evolution, rather than inheritance from a common ancestor. For example, brain size and complexity increased numerous times, in many vertebrate lineages. In conjunction with these changes, olfactory inputs to the telencephalic pallium were reduced in several different lineages, and this reduction was associated with the emergence of pallial regions that process non-olfactory sensory inputs. These conclusions cast doubt on the widely held assumption that all vertebrate nervous systems are built according to a single, common plan. Instead, the book encourages readers to view both species similarities and differences as fundamental to a comprehensive understanding of nervous systems. Evolution; Phylogeny; Neuroscience; Neurobiology; Neuroanatomy; Functional Morphology; Paleoecology; Homology; Endocast; Brain"--

The Hippocampus Questions of Homology

The Hippocampus  Questions of Homology
Author: A. Barnea,T. V. Smulders
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2017-09
ISBN 10: 9783318061314
ISBN 13: 331806131X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hippocampus Questions of Homology Book Review:

The mammalian hippocampus is a conserved region and probably one of the best-studied brain areas. However, the homologous regions in other vertebrates differ in the anatomical organization, but are still able to perform similar functions. In this special topic issue, international experts in evolutionary neuroscience discuss the homology of the hippocampus among fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The articles cover the history of hippocampal research, developmental patterns of gene expression in mammals, birds and reptiles, and the internal connectivity in adult birds and mammals. Furthermore it explores the role of the hippocampus in spatial navigation and memory, as well as its role in social cognition and in regulating the stress response. In addition to evolutionary neuroscientists, this publication is of special interest to all those studying the mammalian hippocampus, as it puts their structure of interest in a wider evolutionary context. It will also be relevant to behavioral ecologists and other behavioral biologists interested in navigation and memory across a range of species.

The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex

The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex
Author: Richard E. Passingham,Steven P. Wise
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2012-07-12
ISBN 10: 0199552916
ISBN 13: 9780199552917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex Book Review:

The prefrontal cortex makes up almost a quarter of the human brain. The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex presents a new theory about its fundamental function. Written by two leading brain scientists, it is an important contribution to our understanding of the evolution and functioning of the human brain.

The Evolutionary Road to Human Memory

The Evolutionary Road to Human Memory
Author: Elisabeth A. Murray,Steven P. Wise,Kim S. Graham,Mary K. L. Baldwin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-12
ISBN 10: 0198828055
ISBN 13: 9780198828051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolutionary Road to Human Memory Book Review:

On a trip down memory lane, four neuroscientists present an entertaining and accessible account of how evolution produced human memory, beginning with early vertebrates. The authors discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by a series of our direct ancestors, illustrate how the brains of these animals changed, and explain how these changes came to support new forms of memory. The book reveals how evolution fashioned the many forms of memory present in thehuman brain, why we can apply our knowledge flexibly in novel situations, and why we, uniquely among species, can remember and reflect upon the stories of our lives.

Neurobiology of human language and its evolution Primate and Nonprimate Perspectives

Neurobiology of human language and its evolution  Primate and Nonprimate Perspectives
Author: Constance Scharff,Angela D. Friederici,Michael Petrides
Publsiher: Frontiers E-books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9782889191116
ISBN 13: 2889191117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of human language and its evolution Primate and Nonprimate Perspectives Book Review:

The evolution of human language has been discussed for centuries from different perspectives. Linguistic theory has proposed grammar as a core part of human language that has to be considered in this context. Recent advances in neurosciences have allowed us to take a new neurobiological look on the similarities and dissimilarities of cognitive capacities and their neural basis across both closely and distantly related species. A couple of decades ago the comparisons were mainly drawn between human and non-human primates, investigating the cytoarchitecture of particular brain areas and their structural connectivity. Moreover, comparative studies were conducted with respect to their ability to process grammars of different complexity. So far the available data suggest that non-human primates are able to learn simple probabilistic grammars, but not hierarchically structured complex grammars. The human brain, which easily learns both grammars, differs from the non-human brain (among others) in how two language-relevant brain regions (Broca’s area and superior temporal cortex) are connected structurally. Whether the more dominant dorsal pathway in humans compared to non-human primates is causally related to this behavioral difference is an issue of current debate. Ontogenetic findings suggest at least a correlation between the maturation of the dorsal pathway and the behavior to process syntactically complex structures, although a causal prove is still not available. Thus the neural basis of complex grammar processing in humans remains to be defined. More recently it has been reported that songbirds are also able to distinguish between sound sequences reflecting complex grammar. Interestingly, songbirds learn to sing by imitating adult song in a process not unlike language development in children. Moreover, the neural circuits supporting this behavior in songbirds bear anatomical and functional similarities to those in humans. In adult humans the fiber tract connecting the auditory cortex and motor cortex dorsally is known to be involved in the repetition of spoken language. This pathway is present already at birth and is taken to play a major role during language acquisition. In songbirds, detailed information exist concerning the interaction of auditory, motor and cortical-basal ganglia processing during song learning, and present a rich substrate for comparative studies. The scope of the Research Topic is to bring together contributions of researchers from different fields, who investigate grammar processing in humans, non-human primates and songbirds with the aim to find answers to the question of what constitutes the neurobiological basis of grammar learning. Open questions are: Which brain networks are relevant for grammar learning? Is there more than one dorsal pathway (one from temporal cortex to motor cortex and one to Broca’s area) and if so what are their functions? Has the ability to process sequences of a given hierarchical complexity evolved in different phylogenetic lines (birds, primates, other vocal production learners such as bats)? Is the presence of a sensory-to-motor circuit in humans a precondition for development of a dorsal pathway between the temporal cortex and Broca’s area? What role do subcortical structures (Basal Ganglia) play in vocal and grammar learning?

Music Neurology and Neuroscience Evolution the Musical Brain Medical Conditions and Therapies

Music  Neurology  and Neuroscience  Evolution  the Musical Brain  Medical Conditions  and Therapies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 0444635521
ISBN 13: 9780444635525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Neurology and Neuroscience Evolution the Musical Brain Medical Conditions and Therapies Book Review:

Did you ever ask whether music makes people smart, why a Parkinson patient's gait is improved with marching tunes, and whether Robert Schumann was suffering from schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease? This broad but comprehensive book deals with history and new discoveries about music and the brain. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview on music processing, its effects on brain plasticity, and the healing power of music in neurological and psychiatric disorders. In this context, the disorders the plagued famous musicians and how they affected both performance and composition are critically discussed, and music as medicine, as well as music as a potential health hazard are examined. Among the other topics covered are: how music fit into early conceptions of localization of function in the brain, the cultural roots of music in evolution, and the important roles played by music in societies and educational systems. Topic: Music is interesting to almost everybody Orientation: This book looks at music and the brain both historically and in the light of the latest research findings Comprehensiveness: This is the largest and most comprehensive volume on "music and neurology" ever written! Quality of authors: This volume is written by a unique group of real world experts representing a variety of fields, ranging from history of science and medicine to neurology and musicology

Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior
Author: Harold Klawans
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780393321845
ISBN 13: 0393321843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Behavior Book Review:

A renowned neurologist and author of Toscanini's Fumble draws on his own clinical practice to discuss the evolution of the human brain and the origins of a range of neurological ailments. Originally published as Defending the Cavewoman. Reprint.

The Evolutionary Neuroethology of Paul MacLean

The Evolutionary Neuroethology of Paul MacLean
Author: Gerald A. Cory,Russell Gardner
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0275972194
ISBN 13: 9780275972196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolutionary Neuroethology of Paul MacLean Book Review:

Cory, Gardner, and their contributors argue that how the brain is constructed determines how people behave socially. This has been a neglected thesis, except for a few pioneers, of whom Paul MacLean has been most outstanding. His animal observations, brain research, and evolutionary formulations have formed the basis of new important initiatives discussed in this collection.

Resonances Neurobiology Evolution and Theology

Resonances  Neurobiology  Evolution and Theology
Author: Markus Mühling
Publsiher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN 10: 3525570368
ISBN 13: 9783525570364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resonances Neurobiology Evolution and Theology Book Review:

This volume contains the results of research into the dialogue between theology and biology, particularly neuroscience and evolutionary theory. With regard to neuroscience, the representational paradigm is abandoned in favor of the ecological brain theory, which understands the brain as an organ of resonance between the living body and its surrounding environment. In relation to theological epistemology, this account not only leads to fruitful convergences, but also shows that revelation, as perception of God’s triune presence in creation, has to be understood as a resonating and non extra-ordinary or general kind of perception, instead of being a special interpretation of experiences that are beyond the ordinary. With regard to the theory of evolution, the Neodarwinian paradigm is expanded with the help of the theory of niche-construction, in which the relationship between organisms and their environment is understood to be reciprocally resonating. This new and emerging paradigm in biology fits to a relational-narrative theological ontology, in which the relationship between the life of the triune God and creation can be modeled on basis of the key metaphor of niche construction understood as a reciprocally resonating dramatic coherence. Theologically, Markus Mühling presents a theory of revelation as perception and a relational-narrative ontology based on the concept of dramatic coherence, in which the triune life is understood not as an exception to ontology, but as the decisive condition of its possibility. For neuroscience and evolutionary theory it provides the insight that taking the concepts of internally related external relata and a phenomenological approach into account leads to new horizons for solving those problems seen in certain older paradigms as posing irreconcilable contradictions. Mühling also argues that a dialogue between theology and the natural sciences – in order to be fruitful – must be maintained in relative dependence and independence, that any such dialogue must take philosophical considerations into account, and that it is decisive for each of the dialogue partners to speak on behalf of their proper and particular areas of research. The proposed results also reflect the author’s participation in the dialogue between leading theologians and scientists at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton (NJ) on Evolution and Human Nature in 2013.

Moving Beyond Self Interest

Moving Beyond Self Interest
Author: Stephanie L. Brown,R. Michael Brown,Louis A. Penner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0195388100
ISBN 13: 9780195388107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Beyond Self Interest Book Review:

Moving Beyond Self-Interest is an interdisciplinary volume that discusses cutting-edge developments in the science of caring for and helping others. In Part I, contributors raise foundational issues related to human caregiving. They present new theories and data to show how natural selection might have shaped a genuinely altruistic drive to benefit others, how this drive intersects with the attachment and caregiving systems, and how it emerges from a broader social engagement system made possible by symbiotic regulation of autonomic physiological states. In Part II, contributors propose a new neurophysiological model of the human caregiving system and present arguments and evidence to show how mammalian neural circuitry that supports parenting might be recruited to direct human cooperation and competition, human empathy, and parental and romantic love. Part III is devoted to the psychology of human caregiving. Some contributors in this section show how an evolutionary perspective helps us better understand parental investment in and empathic concern for children at risk for, or suffering from, various health, behavioral, and cognitive problems. Other contributors identify circumstances that differentially predict caregiver benefits and costs, and raise the question of whether extreme levels of compassion are actually pathological. The section concludes with a discussion of semantic and conceptual obstacles to the scientific investigation of caregiving. Part IV focuses on possible interfaces between new models of caregiving motivation and economics, political science, and social policy development. In this section, contributors show how the new theory and research discussed in this volume can inform our understanding of economic utility, policies for delivering social services (such as health care and education), and hypotheses concerning the origins and development of human society, including some of its more problematic features of nationalism, conflict, and war. The chapters in this volume help readers appreciate the human capacity for engaging in altruistic acts, on both a small and large scale.

From Ecology to Brain Development Bridging Separate Evolutionary Paradigms

From Ecology to Brain Development  Bridging Separate Evolutionary Paradigms
Author: Francisco Aboitiz,Miguel L. Concha,Christian González-Billault,Jorge Mpodozis
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN 10: 2889455572
ISBN 13: 9782889455577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Ecology to Brain Development Bridging Separate Evolutionary Paradigms Book Review:

The nervous system is the product of biological evolution and is shaped by the interplay between extrinsic factors determining the ecology of animals, and by intrinsic processes that dictate the developmental rules that give rise to adult functional structures. This special topic is oriented to develop an integrative view from behavior and ecology to neurodevelopmental processes. We address questions such as how do sensory systems evolve according to ecological conditions? How do neural networks organize to generate adaptive behavior? How does cognition and brain connectivity evolve? What are the developmental mechanisms that give rise to functional adaptation? Accordingly, the book is divided in three sections, (i) Evolution of sensorimotor systems; (ii) Cognitive computations and neural circuits, and (iii) Development and brain evolution. We hope that this initiative will support an interdisciplinary program that addresses the nervous system as a unified organ, subject to both functional and developmental constraints, where the final outcome results of a compromise between different parameters rather than being the result of several single variables acting independently of each other.

The Trickster Brain

The Trickster Brain
Author: David Williams
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 0739143999
ISBN 13: 9780739143995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trickster Brain Book Review:

Until recently, scientific and literary cultures have existed side-by-side but most often in parallel universes, without connection. The Trickster Brain: Neuroscience, Evolution, and Nature by David Williams addresses the premise that humans are a biological species stemming from the long process of evolution, and that we do exhibit a universal human nature, given to us through our genes. From this perspective, literature is shown to be a product of our biological selves. By exploring central ideas in neuroscience, evolutionary biology, linguistics, music, philosophy, ethics, religion, and history, Williams shows that it is the circuitry of the brain’s hard-wired dispositions that continually create similar tales around the world: “archetypal” stories reflecting ancient tensions that arose from our evolutionary past and the very construction of our brains. The book asserts that to truly understand literature, one must look at the biological creature creating it. By using the lens of science to examine literature, we can see how stories reveal universal aspects of the biological mind. The Trickster character is particularly instructive as an archetypal character who embodies a raft of human traits and concerns, for Trickster is often god, devil, musical, sexual, silver tongued, animal, and human at once, treading upon the moral dictates of culture. Williams brings together science and the humanities, demonstrating a critical way of approaching literature that incorporates scientific thought.