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The birth of the mind : how a tiny number of genes creates the complexities of human thought, Gary Marcus

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The birth of the mind : how a tiny number of genes creates the complexities of human thought
Title
The birth of the mind
Title remainder
how a tiny number of genes creates the complexities of human thought
Statement of responsibility
Gary Marcus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Marcus, Gary F.
Dewey number
155.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF701
LC item number
.M32 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 A-570
  • WL 103.5
NLM item number
M322b 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Nature and nurture
  • Cognitive science
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Neuropsychology
  • Genetics, Behavioral
  • Mental Processes
  • Social Environment
  • Psychologie génétique
  • Psychobiologie
  • Hérédité et milieu
  • Sciences cognitives
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Intelligenz
  • Entwicklung
  • Humangenetik
  • Physiologische Psychologie
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The birth of the mind : how a tiny number of genes creates the complexities of human thought, Gary Marcus
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-257) and index
Contents
Neither is better -- Born to learn -- Brain storms -- Aristotle's impetus -- Copernicus's revenge -- Wiring the mind -- The evolution of mental genes -- Paradox lost -- Final frontiers -- Appendix: methods for reading the genome
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 278 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028723364
Label
The birth of the mind : how a tiny number of genes creates the complexities of human thought, Gary Marcus
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-257) and index
Contents
Neither is better -- Born to learn -- Brain storms -- Aristotle's impetus -- Copernicus's revenge -- Wiring the mind -- The evolution of mental genes -- Paradox lost -- Final frontiers -- Appendix: methods for reading the genome
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 278 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028723364

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