The Evolution of Intelligent Systems: How Molecules became Minds

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byKen Richardson

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How could something as seemingly transcendental as the human mind have arisen from far simpler material beginnings? This book provides a comprehensive overview of evolution from pre-life and early life forms through increasing complexity to advanced cognitive systems using a new framework based on dynamic systems theory.

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How could something as seemingly transcendental as the human mind have arisen from far simpler material beginnings? This book provides a comprehensive overview of evolution from pre-life and early life forms through increasing complexity to advanced cognitive systems using a new framework based on dynamic systems theory.

KEN RICHARDSON was formerly Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Human Development and Learning, The Open University, UK (now retired). He has a wide experience in researching and teaching in brain biology, cognitive sciences and human development. He has published around 100 journal papers and is author of Understanding Psychology;Under...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230252494

ISBN - 13:9780230252493

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Table of Contents

Preface
Why so Complex?
Fit for What?
Intelligent Life
Bodily Intelligence
Evolution of Development
Intelligent Eye and Brain
From Neurons to Cognition
Cognitive Functions
Social Intelligence
Intelligent Humans
Notes and References