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Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates

By: Shigeru Watanabe(Editor), Michel A Hofman(Editor), Toru Shimizu(Editor), Harry J Jerison(Foreword By)
299 pages, 25 colour photos and illustrations, 51 b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates
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Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates 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. Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates 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. Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates will appeal to a wide readership in such fields as neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral science.

Contents

Part I Evolution of the Brain
1 An overview of brain evolution: lobe-finned fish vs ray-finned fish
2 The Origins of the Bird Brain: Multiple Pulses of Cerebral Expansion in Evolution
3 The evolution of mammalian brains from early mammals to present-day primates
4 Developmental sequences predict multiple types of increased intra-connectivity in evolution: a comparative analysis of developmental timing, gene expression, neuron numbers, and diffusion MR tractography

Part II Evolution of Cognition
5 The Evolution of Cognitive Brains in Non-mammals
6 Evolution of Cognitive Brains: Mammals
7 On the Matter of Mind: Neural Complexity and Functional Dynamics of the Human Brain
8 Behavioural, cognitive, and neuronal changes in the acquisition of tool use
9 Great ape social attention
10 Evolution of vocal communication: From animal calls to human speech
11 Integration Hypothesis: A Parallel Model of Language Development in Evolution

Part III Evolution of Emotion
12 Evolution of the emotional brain
13 Evolutionary origin of empathy and inequality aversion

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By: Shigeru Watanabe(Editor), Michel A Hofman(Editor), Toru Shimizu(Editor), Harry J Jerison(Foreword By)
299 pages, 25 colour photos and illustrations, 51 b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
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