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The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought

by Gary Marcus

Basic Books | December 1, 2004 | Trade Paperback |

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In The Birth of the Mind, award-winning cognitive scientist Gary Marcus irrevocably alters the nature vs. nurture debate by linking the findings of the Human Genome Project to the development of the brain. Scientists have long struggled to understand how a tiny number of genes could contain the instructions for building the human brain, arguably the most complex device in the known universe. Synthesizing up-to-the-minute research with his own original findings on child development, Marcus is the first to resolve this apparent contradiction. Vibrantly written and completely accessible to the lay reader, The Birth of the Mind will forever change the way we think about our origins and ourselves.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: December 1, 2004

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465044069

ISBN - 13: 9780465044061

Found in: Health and Well Being

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The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought

The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought

by Gary Marcus

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: December 1, 2004

Publisher: Basic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0465044069

ISBN - 13: 9780465044061

About the Book

The first book to show precisely how genes build the wonders of the human brain, and why the Human Genome project could radically alter our view of the world

From the Publisher

In The Birth of the Mind, award-winning cognitive scientist Gary Marcus irrevocably alters the nature vs. nurture debate by linking the findings of the Human Genome Project to the development of the brain. Scientists have long struggled to understand how a tiny number of genes could contain the instructions for building the human brain, arguably the most complex device in the known universe. Synthesizing up-to-the-minute research with his own original findings on child development, Marcus is the first to resolve this apparent contradiction. Vibrantly written and completely accessible to the lay reader, The Birth of the Mind will forever change the way we think about our origins and ourselves.

About the Author

Gary Marcus is Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University. Author of The Algebraic Mind, Marcus received his Ph.D. from MIT at the age of twenty-three. In 2002-2003, he is a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences. He lives in New York City. To learn more about Marcus'' work, please visit http://www.psych.nyu.edu/gary/birth.html
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