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The Lopsided Ape: Evolution of the Generative Mind

By: MC Corballis

366 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Oct 1994 | #35548 | ISBN: 0195083520
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #35550 | ISBN: 0195066758
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About this book

What enables human beings to communicate with one another through the use of speech? The author takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the origins and implications of the structure of the human brain.

wide-ranging and erudite ... An excellent read, enlivened by many anecdotes, historical details and jokes Nature A remarkable blend of erudition, clarity, and humour ... This book is compulsive reading Times Higher Educational Supplement


Contents

Are humans unique?; Human evolution; The human condition; Human handedness; Human language; The evolution of language; Language and the brain; Praxis and the left brain; The magic carpet; The duality of the brain; The plastic brain; Conclusions.

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