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 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.

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience
Author: Stephen V. Shepherd
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 1118316576
ISBN 13: 9781118316573
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

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.

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 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"--

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.

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.

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.

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

The Seductions of Darwin

The Seductions of Darwin
Author: Matthew Rampley
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-01-05
ISBN 10: 0271079002
ISBN 13: 9780271079004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seductions of Darwin Book Review:

The surge of evolutionary and neurological analyses of art and its effects raises questions of how art, culture, and the biological sciences influence one another, and what we gain in applying scientific methods to the interpretation of artwork. In this insightful book, Matthew Rampley addresses these questions by exploring key areas where Darwinism, neuroscience, and art history intersect. Taking a scientific approach to understanding art has led to novel and provocative ideas about its origins, the basis of aesthetic experience, and the nature of research into art and the humanities. Rampley’s inquiry examines models of artistic development, the theories and development of aesthetic response, and ideas about brain processes underlying creative work. He considers the validity of the arguments put forward by advocates of evolutionary and neuroscientific analysis, as well as its value as a way of understanding art and culture. With the goal of bridging the divide between science and culture, Rampley advocates for wider recognition of the human motivations that drive inquiry of all types, and he argues that our engagement with art can never be encapsulated in a single notion of scientific knowledge. Engaging and compelling, The Seductions of Darwin is a rewarding look at the identity and development of art history and its complicated ties to the world of scientific thought.

Evolution of the Primate Brain

Evolution of the Primate Brain
Author: Michel A. Hofman,Dean Falk
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0444538607
ISBN 13: 9780444538604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of the Primate Brain Book Review:

This volume of Progress in Brain Research provides a synthetic source of information about state-of-the-art research that has important implications for the evolution of the brain and cognition in primates, including humans. This topic requires input from a variety of fields that are developing at an unprecedented pace: genetics, developmental neurobiology, comparative and functional neuroanatomy (at gross and microanatomical levels), quantitative neurobiology related to scaling factors that constrain brain organization and evolution, primate palaeontology (including paleoneurology), paleo-anthropology, comparative psychology, and behavioural evolutionary biology. Written by internationally-renowned scientists, this timely volume will be of wide interest to students, scholars, science journalists, and a variety of experts who are interested in keeping track of the discoveries that are rapidly emerging about the evolution of the brain and cognition. Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

The Evolution of Memory Systems

The Evolution of Memory Systems
Author: Kim S. Graham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN 10: 0199686432
ISBN 13: 9780199686438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Memory Systems Book Review:

Current theories about human memory have been shaped by clinical observations and animal experiments. This doctrine holds that the medial temporal lobe subserves one memory system for explicit or declarative memories, while the basal ganglia subserves a separate memory system for implicit or procedural memories, including habits. Cortical areas outside the medial temporal lobe are said to function in perception, motor control, attention, or other aspects of executive function, but not in memory. 'The Evolution of Memory Systems' advances dramatically different ideas on all counts. It proposes that several memory systems arose during evolution and that they did so for the same general reason: to transcend problems and exploit opportunities encountered by specific ancestors at particular times and places in the distant past. Instead of classifying cortical areas in terms of mutually exclusive perception, executive, or memory functions, the authors show that all cortical areas contribute to memory and that they do so in their own ways-using specialized neural representations. The book also presents a proposal on the evolution of explicit memory. According to this idea, explicit (declarative) memory depends on interactions between a phylogenetically ancient navigation system and a representational system that evolved in humans to represent one's self and others. As a result, people embed representations of themselves into the events they experience and the facts they learn, which leads to the perception of participating in events and knowing facts. 'The Evolution of Memory Systems' is an important new work for students and researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and biology.

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.

Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience

Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience
Author: Mark S. Blumberg,John H. Freeman,Scott R. Robinson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 769
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN 10: 0195314735
ISBN 13: 9780195314731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience is a seminal reference work in the burgeoning field of developmental behavioral neuroscience, which has emerged in recent years as an important sister discipline to developmental psychobiology. This handbook, part of the Oxford Library of Neuroscience, provides an introduction to recent advances in research at the intersection of developmental science and behavioral neuroscience, while emphasizing the central research perspectives of developmental psychobiology. Contributors to the Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience are drawn from a variety of fields, including developmental psychobiology, neuroscience, comparative psychology, and evolutionary biology, demonstrating the opportunities to advance our understanding of behavioral and neural development through enhanced interactions among parallel disciplines.In a field ripe for collaboration and integration, the Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience provides an unprecedented overview of conceptual and methodological issues pertaining to comparative and developmental neuroscience that can serve as a roadmap for researchers and a textbook for educators. Its broad reach will spur new insights and compel new collaborations in this rapidly growing field.

Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language

Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language
Author: Philip Lieberman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780674021846
ISBN 13: 0674021843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language Book Review:

In this forcefully argued book, the leading evolutionary theorist of language provides a framework for studying the evolution of human language and cognition. Philip Lieberman asserts that the widely influential theories of language's development are inconsistent with principles and findings of evolutionary biology and neuroscience.

Introduction to Psychological Science

Introduction to Psychological Science
Author: William J. Ray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780367697785
ISBN 13: 0367697785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Psychological Science Book Review:

Introduction to Psychological Science provides students with an accessible, comprehensive and engaging overview of the field of scientific psychology. It expertly incorporates a variety of perspectives ranging from neuroscience to cultural perspectives at an introductory level. Ray brings together cutting-edge research from traditional psychological literature to modern, evolving perspectives, and creates a unified approach by focusing on three core themes: Behavior and Experience: an analysis of behavior and experiences observed across a variety of everyday life situations. Neuroscience: an examination of psychological experiences through neuroscience lens ranging from genetic/epigenetic to cortical networks as related to psychology. Evolutionary/Human Origins: an exploration of broader scientific questions by examining psychological processes from the perspective of human and cultural history. Through these themes, the book delves into topics like social processes, psychopathology, stress and health, motivation and emotion, developmental sequences, and cognitive functions such as memory, learning, problem solving and language. Throughout it helps students to understand the nature of psychological science by addressing common myths and misconceptions in psychology, showing how psychological science can be applied to everyday life and how new research can be created. Additionally, this student-friendly book is packed with pedagogical features, from 'concept checks' to test reader knowledge, 'extensions' features which show how to apply knowledge, and a comprehensive glossary. Reflecting the latest APA Guidelines concerning the essential elements of an introductory psychology course, this text is core reading for all undergraduate introductory psychology students.

Principles of Brain Evolution

Principles of Brain Evolution
Author: Georg F. Striedter
Publsiher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780878938209
ISBN 13: 0878938206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Brain Evolution Book Review:

Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this textbook describes some of the basic principles affecting brain evolution. The author refers to data from a wide array of vertebrates while minimizing technical jargon. Particular attention has been paid to the ways in which changes in brain structure impact function and behavior. The volume concludes with a discussion on how mammal brains diverged from other brains and how Homo sapiens evolved a very large and special brain.

Evolutionary Syntax

Evolutionary Syntax
Author: Ljiljana Progovac
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 019873655X
ISBN 13: 9780198736554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Syntax Book Review:

In this book, Ljiljana Progovac proposes a gradualist, adaptationist approach to the evolution of syntax, subject to natural selection. She provides a specific framework for its study, combining the fields of evolutionary biology, theoretical syntax, typology, neuroscience, and genetics. The author pursues an internal reconstruction of the stages of grammar based on the syntactic theory associated with Chomskyan Minimalism and arrives at specific, testable hypotheses, which are then corroborated by an abundance of theoretically analysed 'living fossils' drawn from a variety of languages. Her approach demonstrates that these fossil structures do not just coexist alongside more modern structures, but are in fact built into the very foundation of more complex structures, leading to quirks and complexities that are suggestive of a gradualist evolutionary scenario. By reconstructing a particular path along which syntax evolved, Evolutionary Syntax sheds light on the crucial properties of language design itself, as well as on the major parameters of crosslinguistic variation. As a result, this reconstruction can be meaningfully correlated with both the hominin timeline and the ever-growing body of genetic evidence that is available.

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.