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The Resource The accidental mind, David J. Linden

The accidental mind, David J. Linden

Label
The accidental mind
Title
The accidental mind
Statement of responsibility
David J. Linden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A guide to the strange and often illogal world of neural function, 'The accidendal mind' shows how the brain is not an optimized, general-purpose problem-solving machine, but rather a weird agglomeration of ad-hoc solutions that have been piled on through millions of years of evolutionary history. Moreover Linden tells us how the constraints of evolved brain design have ultimately led to almost every transcendent human foible : our long childhoods, our extensnsive memory capacity, our search for love and long-term relationships, our need to create compelling narrative, and ultimately, the universal cultural impulse to create both religious and scientific explanations. With forays into evolutionary biology, this analysis of mental function answers some of our most common questions about how we've come to be who we are." - book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linden, David J.
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.L577 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 D-905
  • WL 300
NLM item number
L744a 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Neuropsychology
  • Brain
  • Biological Evolution
  • Neuropsychology
Label
The accidental mind, David J. Linden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Brain, explained -- The inelegant design of the brain -- Building a brain with yesterday's parts -- Some assembly required -- Sensation and emotion -- Learning, memory, and human individuality -- Love and sex -- Sleeping and dreaming -- The religious impulse -- The unintelligent design of the brain -- Epilogue : That middle thing
Control code
72799724
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780674024786
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006047905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)72799724
Label
The accidental mind, David J. Linden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Brain, explained -- The inelegant design of the brain -- Building a brain with yesterday's parts -- Some assembly required -- Sensation and emotion -- Learning, memory, and human individuality -- Love and sex -- Sleeping and dreaming -- The religious impulse -- The unintelligent design of the brain -- Epilogue : That middle thing
Control code
72799724
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780674024786
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006047905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)72799724

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