The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain by Terrence W. Deacon

The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain

byTerrence W. Deacon

Kobo ebook | April 17, 1998

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"A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book Review

This revolutionary book provides fresh answers to long-standing questions of human origins and consciousness. Drawing on his breakthrough research in comparative neuroscience, Terrence Deacon offers a wealth of insights into the significance of symbolic thinking: from the co-evolutionary exchange between language and brains over two million years of hominid evolution to the ethical repercussions that followed man's newfound access to other people's thoughts and emotions.

Informing these insights is a new understanding of how Darwinian processes underlie the brain's development and function as well as its evolution. In contrast to much contemporary neuroscience that treats the brain as no more or less than a computer, Deacon provides a new clarity of vision into the mechanism of mind. It injects a renewed sense of adventure into the experience of being human.

Title:The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the BrainFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 17, 1998Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393343022

ISBN - 13:9780393343021