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Product Description: The Aesthetic Brain takes readers on an exciting journey through the world of beauty, pleasure, and art. Using the latest advances in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, Anjan Chatterjee investigates how an aesthetic sense is etched into our minds, and explains why artistic concerns feature centrally in our lives...read more

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9780199811809 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 8, 2013, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through the world of beauty, pleasure, and art.

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9780190262013 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2015), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The Aesthetic Brain takes readers on an exciting journey through the world of beauty, pleasure, and art.

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Product Description: When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do. But as Beyond the Brain indicates, this is a dangerous assumption because animals have different evolutionary trajectories, ecological niches, and physical attributes...read more

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9780691126449 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 4, 2011, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do.

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9780691165561 | 1 edition (Princeton Univ Pr, March 22, 2015), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do.

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Product Description: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution. This led to the development of the self. Neurons organize themselves in complex circuits and networks...read more
By Fred Stella (narrator)

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9781501246951 | 1 mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, March 17, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution.
9781455826872 | 1 una edition (Brilliance Audio, February 21, 2012), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution.
9781455838615 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, February 14, 2012), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution.

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Product Description: The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. In this compelling book, Michael Corballis argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts...read more

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9780691145471 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 18, 2011, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human.

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9780691160948 | Revised edition (Princeton Univ Pr, April 27, 2014), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human.

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Product Description: Planarians, a class of flatworm, are extraordinary: they possess the remarkable ability to regenerate lost body parts, including complete regeneration of the nervous system. If cut into pieces, each piece of the planarian can regenerate into a complete organism...read more

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9780199965045 | 1 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 17, 2014), cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Planarians, a class of flatworm, are extraordinary: they possess the remarkable ability to regenerate lost body parts, including complete regeneration of the nervous system.

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Product Description: An introduction to the brain's anatomical organization and functions with explanations in terms of evolutionary adaptations and development.This introduction to the structure of the central nervous system demonstrates that the best way to learn how the brain is put together is to understand something about why...read more

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9780262026734 | 1 edition (Mit Pr, March 21, 2014), cover price $79.00 | About this edition: An introduction to the brain's anatomical organization and functions with explanations in terms of evolutionary adaptations and development.

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Product Description: What evolutionary process could have resulted in the unique and amazing human brain? New research by neuroscientists, paleontologists, and others reveals startling answers. After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us...read more
By Patricia J. Wynne (illustrator)

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9780300175226 | Yale Univ Pr, April 24, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us.

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9780300205725 | Yale Univ Pr, March 25, 2014, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: What evolutionary process could have resulted in the unique and amazing human brain?

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Product Description: Until recently, scientific and literary cultures have existed side-by-side but most often in parallel universes, without connection. The Trickster Brain: Neuroscience, Evolution, and Nature by David Williams addresses the premise that humans are a biological species stemming from the long process of evolution, and that we do exhibit a universal human nature, given to us through our genes...read more

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9780739143971 | Lexington Books, May 29, 2012, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Until recently, scientific and literary cultures have existed side-by-side but most often in parallel universes, without connection.

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9780739188323 | Lexington Books, October 18, 2013, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Until recently, scientific and literary cultures have existed side-by-side but most often in parallel universes, without connection.

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Product Description: The Unpredictable Species argues that the human brain evolved in a way that enhances our cognitive flexibility and capacity for innovation and imitation. In doing so, the book challenges the central claim of evolutionary psychology that we are locked into predictable patterns of behavior that were fixed by genes, and refutes the claim that language is innate...read more

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9780691148588 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 21, 2013, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: The Unpredictable Species argues that the human brain evolved in a way that enhances our cognitive flexibility and capacity for innovation and imitation.

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Product Description: Descartes boldly claimed: "I think, therefore I am." But one might well ask: Why do we think? How? When and why did our human ancestors develop language and culture? In other words, what makes the human mind human?Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture offers a comprehensive and scientific investigation of these perennial questions...read more
By Holly Pittman (editor)

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9781934536490 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, March 22, 2013, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Descartes boldly claimed: "I think, therefore I am.

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Product Description: In Ray Kurzweil’s New York Times bestseller The Singularity is Near, the futurist and entrepreneur describes the Singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine. The Singularity is triggered by the tremendous growth of human and computing intelligence that is an almost inevitable outcome of Moore's Law...read more

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9781936661657 | Benbella Books, October 16, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In Ray Kurzweil’s New York Times bestseller The Singularity is Near, the futurist and entrepreneur describes the Singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine.

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Product Description: Unlike any other species, humans can learn and use language. This book explains how the brain evolved to make language possible, through what Michael Arbib calls the Mirror System Hypothesis. Because of mirror neurons, monkeys, chimps, and humans can learn by imitation, but only "complex imitation," which humans exhibit, is powerful enough to support the breakthrough to language...read more

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9780199896684 | 1 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 11, 2012), cover price $56.00 | About this edition: Unlike any other species, humans can learn and use language.

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Product Description: In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin proposed that an ant's brain, no larger than a pin's head, must be sophisticated to accomplish all that it does. Yet today many people still find it surprising that insects and other arthropods show behaviors that are much more complex than innate reflexes...read more

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9780674046337 | Belknap Pr, January 2, 2012, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin proposed that an ant's brain, no larger than a pin's head, must be sophisticated to accomplish all that it does.

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Product Description: A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious. Antonio Damasio has spent the past thirty years researching and and revealing how the brain works...read more

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9780307378750 | 1 edition (Pantheon Books, November 9, 2010), cover price $28.95

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9780307474957 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, March 6, 2012), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious.

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9780307379498 | Pantheon Books, November 9, 2010, cover price $28.95

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9781441880420 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, November 9, 2010), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain?
9781441880444 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, November 9, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution.
9781441880451 | 1 mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, November 9, 2010), cover price $39.97 | About this edition: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution.

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Product Description: In Landscape of the Mind, John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the human mind, drawing on archaeology, history, and the fossil record. He suggests that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools that evolved into the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form of shaped stone objects...read more

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9780231147040 | Columbia Univ Pr, July 30, 2011, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In Landscape of the Mind, John F.

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Product Description: Recently, an interest in our understanding of well-being within the context of competition and cooperation has re-emerged within the biological and neural sciences. Given that we are social animals, our well-being is tightly linked to interactions with others...read more

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9780521509923 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 16, 2011, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Recently, an interest in our understanding of well-being within the context of competition and cooperation has re-emerged within the biological and neural sciences.

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Product Description: When one is immersed in the fascinating world of neuroscience findings, the brain might start to seem like a collection of "modules," each specializes in a specific mental feat. But just like in other domains of Nature, it is possible that much of the brain and mind's operation can be explained with a small set of universal principles...read more
By Moshe Bar (editor)

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9780195395518 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 10, 2011, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: When one is immersed in the fascinating world of neuroscience findings, the brain might start to seem like a collection of "modules," each specializes in a specific mental feat.

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By George K. Wilson (narrator)

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9781452631837, titled "The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 25, 2011), cover price $131.99

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Product Description: For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best...read more
By Ray Kurzweil and George K. Wilson (narrator)

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9781452601830 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 25, 2011), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future.

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Product Description: For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best...read more
By Ray Kurzweil and George K. Wilson (narrator)

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9781452651835 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 25, 2011), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future.

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Product Description: Chimeras and Consciousness begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life. Scientist-scholars from a range of fields -- including biochemistry, cell biology, history of science, family therapy, genetics, microbial ecology, and primatology -- trace the emergence and evolution of consciousness...read more

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9780262015394 | Mit Pr, April 22, 2011, cover price $12.75 | About this edition: Chimeras and Consciousness begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life.

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9780262515832 | Mit Pr, April 22, 2011, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Chimeras and Consciousness begins the inquiry into the evolution of the collective sensitivities of life.

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Product Description: V. S. Ramachandran is at the forefront of his field-so much so that Richard Dawkins dubbed him the "Marco Polo of neuroscience." Now, in a major new work, Ramachandran sets his sights on the mystery of human uniqueness. Taking us to the frontiers of neurology, he reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved...read more

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9780434020232, titled "The Tell-Tale Brain: Unlocking the Mystery of Human Nature" | Gardners Books, January 6, 2011, cover price $32.25 | About this edition: V.

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9780434020249 | Gardners Books, March 4, 2011, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: V.

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Product Description: Self Comes to Mind explores two questions that have haunted philosophers, neurologists, cognitive scientists and psychologists for centuries: how do brains construct minds, and how do minds become conscious? Antonio Damasio has spent the past thirty years studying and writing about how the brain operates, and his work has garnered acclaim for its singular melding of the scientific and the humanistic...read more

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9780434015436 | Gardners Books, November 11, 2010, cover price $42.10 | About this edition: Self Comes to Mind explores two questions that have haunted philosophers, neurologists, cognitive scientists and psychologists for centuries: how do brains construct minds, and how do minds become conscious?

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Product Description: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution. This led to the development of the self. Neurons organize themselves in complex circuits and networks...read more
By Antonio Damasio and Fred Stella (narrator)

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9781441880475 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, November 9, 2010), cover price $39.97

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9781441880437 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, November 9, 2010), cover price $79.97 | About this edition: The arrival of neurons and their unique ability to transmit and receive messages was the radical break in the course of the human brain’s evolution.

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