Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates (Brain Science) (Hardcover)

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Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates (Brain Science) (Hardcover)

By Shigeru Watanabe (Editor), Michel A. Hofman (Editor), Toru Shimizu (Editor)

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This book presents a new view on the evolution of the brain, cognition, and emotion. Around a half-century ago, Professor Harry Jerison published a seminal book entitled Evolution of the Brain and Intelligence. Since then, there has been a series of dramatic methodological and conceptual changes which have led to many new insights into the understanding of brain evolution and cognition. This book is particularly focused on three significant aspects of such changes. First, taking advantage of a new integrated approach called evolutionary developmental biology or Evo/Devo, researchers have started to look into vertebrate brain evolution from the developmental perspective. Second, comparative neuroanatomists have accumulated a large amount of information about the brains of diverse animal groups to refute the old-fashioned idea that vertebrate brains evolved linearly from non-mammals to mammals. Third, comparative behavioral studies have demonstrated that sophisticated cognition and emotion are not unique to some primates but are also found in many non-primate and even non-mammalian species. This work will appeal to a wide readership in such fields as neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral science.
Shigeru Watanabe, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and DirectorDepartment of Psychology, Keio University, JapanMichel A. Hofman, Ph.D., Professor EmeritusDepartment of Neuropsychiatry, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, The Netherlands Toru Shimizu, Ph.D., Professor and ChairPsychology, University of South Florida, USA
Product Details ISBN: 9784431565574
ISBN-10: 4431565574
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2017
Pages: 299
Language: English
Series: Brain Science