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

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

byGary Marcus

Paperback | December 1, 2004

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InThe 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 Mindwill forever change the way we think about our origins and ourselves.

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Gary Marcusis Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University. Author ofThe 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...
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Title:The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human ThoughtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.62 inPublished:December 1, 2004Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465044069

ISBN - 13:9780465044061

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