Linden sets the record straight about the construction of the human brain; rather than the abeautifully-engineered optimized device, the absolute pinnacle of designa portrayed in many dumbed-down text books, pop-science tomes, and education televisions programs, Lindenas organ is a complicated assembly of cobbled-together functionality that created the mind as a by-product of ad-hoc solutions to questions of survival. His guided tour of the glorious amalgam of acrummy partsa includes pit-stops in the histories and fundamentals of neurology, neural-psychology, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, and genetics.... of neural activityhave shown that as rabbits learn the toneaairpuff association, firingrates in the interval between the start of ... from adetailed molecular description ofa change at a synapse, through ananatomically welldefined wiring diagram, anbsp;...
|Title||:||THE ACCIDENTAL MIND|
|Author||:||David J. Linden|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2012-11-01|