How Brains Think: Evolving Intelligence, Then & Now

How Brains Think: Evolving Intelligence, Then & Now

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title. Author: William H. Calvin Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Arguments between philosophers about what constitutes consciousness or intelligence have proved to be an intellectual dead-end. In contrast, William Calvin, by looking at animal and human intelligence and a wide range of evolutionary evidence, has broken new ground that should help us understand mental illness and illuminate the whole notion of what it is to be a person. This text begins by asking what intelligence is. It then moves on to the "why" of intelligence and the syntax of intelligence - where evidence from chimpanzees is important - before coming to the "how" of...

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: William H. Calvin

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 176


Arguments between philosophers about what constitutes consciousness or intelligence have proved to be an intellectual dead-end. In contrast, William Calvin, by looking at animal and human intelligence and a wide range of evolutionary evidence, has broken new ground that should help us understand mental illness and illuminate the whole notion of what it is to be a person. This text begins by asking what intelligence is. It then moves on to the "why" of intelligence and the syntax of intelligence - where evidence from chimpanzees is important - before coming to the "how" of intelligence, the cerebral codes and Darwinian processes that operate within seconds to produce intelligent thought and action.
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