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The Resource The deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains, Joseph LeDoux ; illustrations by Caio da Silva Sorrentino

The deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains, Joseph LeDoux ; illustrations by Caio da Silva Sorrentino

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The deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains
Title
The deep history of ourselves
Title remainder
the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains
Statement of responsibility
Joseph LeDoux ; illustrations by Caio da Silva Sorrentino
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs into the natural history of life on earth to provide a new perspective on the similarities between us and our ancestors in deep time. This page-turning survey of the whole of terrestrial evolution sheds new light on how nervous systems evolved in animals, how the brain developed, and what it means to be human." --Amazon
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LeDoux, Joseph E
Dewey number
612.8/23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP411
LC item number
.L43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2019 I-158
  • WL 705
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sorrentino, Caio Da Silva
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Nervous system
  • Behavior evolution
  • Consciousness
  • Biological Evolution
  • Cognition
  • Origin of Life
  • Behavior evolution
  • Brain
  • Consciousness
  • Nervous system
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
  • Nervous system
Label
The deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains, Joseph LeDoux ; illustrations by Caio da Silva Sorrentino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-400) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue: Why on earth...? -- Part 1: Our place in nature. Deep roots ; The tree of life ; Kingdoms come ; Common ancestry ; It's a livin' thing -- Part 2: Survival and behavior. The behavior or organisms ; Beyond animal behavior ; The earliest survivors ; Survival strategies and tactics ; Rethinking behavior -- Part 3: Microbial life. In the beginning ; Life itself ; Survival machines ; The arrivals of organelles ; The marriage or LUCA's children ; Breathing new life into old -- Part 4: The transition to complexity. Size matters ; The sexual revolution ; Mitochondrial Eve, Jesse James, and the origin of sex ; Colonial times ; The selection two-step ; Flagellating through the bottleneck -- Part 5: ...And then animals invented neurons. What is an animal? ; A humble beginning ; Animals take shape ; The magic of neurons ; How neurons and nervous systems happened -- Part 6: Metazoan bread crumbs in the oceans. Facing forward ; Tissue issues ; Oral or anal? ; Deep-sea deuterostomes link us to our past ; A tale of two chords -- Part 7: The vertebrates arrive. Bauplan vertebrata ; The life aquatic ; On the surface ; The milk trail -- Part 8: Ladders and trees in the vertebrate brain. Neuro-bauplan vertebrata ; Ludwig's ladder ; The triune temptress ; Darwin's muddled emotional psychology ; How basic are basic emotions? -- Part 9: The beginning of cognition. Cogitation ; Finding cognition in the behaviorist bailiwick ; The evolution of behavioral flexibility -- Part 10: Surviving (and thriving) by thinking. Deliberation ; The engine of deliberative cognition ; Schmoozing -- Part 11: Cognitive hardwire. Perception and memory share circuitry ; The cognitive coalition ; Rewired and running hot -- Part 12: Subjectivity. Being there ; What is it like to be conscious? ; I want to take you higher ; Higher awareness in the brain -- Part 13: Consciousness through the looking glass of memory. The invention of experience ; Ah, memory ; Putting memories in their places ; Higher-order awareness through the lens of memory -- Part 14: The shallows. The tricky problem of other minds ; Creeping up on consciousness ; Kinds of minds -- Part 15: Emotional subjectivity. The slippery slopes of emotional semantics ; Can survival circuits save the day? ; Thoughtful feelings ; Emotional brains run HOT ; Survival is deep, but our emotions are shallow -- Epilogue: Can we survive our self-conscious selves? -- Appendix: Timeline of the history of life
Control code
1090282754
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780735223837
Lccn
2019011172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15587724
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090282754
Label
The deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains, Joseph LeDoux ; illustrations by Caio da Silva Sorrentino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue: Why on earth...? -- Part 1: Our place in nature. Deep roots ; The tree of life ; Kingdoms come ; Common ancestry ; It's a livin' thing -- Part 2: Survival and behavior. The behavior or organisms ; Beyond animal behavior ; The earliest survivors ; Survival strategies and tactics ; Rethinking behavior -- Part 3: Microbial life. In the beginning ; Life itself ; Survival machines ; The arrivals of organelles ; The marriage or LUCA's children ; Breathing new life into old -- Part 4: The transition to complexity. Size matters ; The sexual revolution ; Mitochondrial Eve, Jesse James, and the origin of sex ; Colonial times ; The selection two-step ; Flagellating through the bottleneck -- Part 5: ...And then animals invented neurons. What is an animal? ; A humble beginning ; Animals take shape ; The magic of neurons ; How neurons and nervous systems happened -- Part 6: Metazoan bread crumbs in the oceans. Facing forward ; Tissue issues ; Oral or anal? ; Deep-sea deuterostomes link us to our past ; A tale of two chords -- Part 7: The vertebrates arrive. Bauplan vertebrata ; The life aquatic ; On the surface ; The milk trail -- Part 8: Ladders and trees in the vertebrate brain. Neuro-bauplan vertebrata ; Ludwig's ladder ; The triune temptress ; Darwin's muddled emotional psychology ; How basic are basic emotions? -- Part 9: The beginning of cognition. Cogitation ; Finding cognition in the behaviorist bailiwick ; The evolution of behavioral flexibility -- Part 10: Surviving (and thriving) by thinking. Deliberation ; The engine of deliberative cognition ; Schmoozing -- Part 11: Cognitive hardwire. Perception and memory share circuitry ; The cognitive coalition ; Rewired and running hot -- Part 12: Subjectivity. Being there ; What is it like to be conscious? ; I want to take you higher ; Higher awareness in the brain -- Part 13: Consciousness through the looking glass of memory. The invention of experience ; Ah, memory ; Putting memories in their places ; Higher-order awareness through the lens of memory -- Part 14: The shallows. The tricky problem of other minds ; Creeping up on consciousness ; Kinds of minds -- Part 15: Emotional subjectivity. The slippery slopes of emotional semantics ; Can survival circuits save the day? ; Thoughtful feelings ; Emotional brains run HOT ; Survival is deep, but our emotions are shallow -- Epilogue: Can we survive our self-conscious selves? -- Appendix: Timeline of the history of life
Control code
1090282754
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780735223837
Lccn
2019011172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15587724
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090282754

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