From Monkey Brain to Human Brain: A Fyssen Foundation by Stanislas Dehaene

By Stanislas Dehaene

The extreme overlap among human and chimpanzee genomes doesn't bring about an equivalent overlap among human and chimpanzee techniques, sensations, perceptions, and feelings; there are significant similarities but in addition enormous changes among human and nonhuman primate brains. From Monkey mind to Human mind makes use of the newest 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 study using glossy applied sciences to review primate brains, reading the potentials and the boundaries of neuroimaging in addition to genetic and computational techniques. those tools, which might be utilized identically throughout varied species of primates, aid to focus on the ambiguity of nonlinear primate evolution -- the truth that significant alterations in mind dimension and sensible complexity resulted from small adjustments within the genome. different chapters establish believable analogs or homologs in nonhuman primates for such human cognitive services as mathematics, examining, idea of brain, and altruism; study the function of parietofrontal circuits within the construction and comprehension of activities; research the contributions of the prefrontal and cingulate cortices to cognitive keep an eye on; and discover to what volume visible acceptance and visible awareness are similar in people and different primates.The Fyssen beginning is devoted to encouraging clinical inquiry into the cognitive mechanisms that underlie animal and human habit and has lengthy subsidized symposia on subject matters of primary significance to the cognitive sciences.

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