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TitleThe deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains / Joseph LeDoux ; illustrations by Caio Sorrentino.
AuthorLeDoux, Joseph E., author.
Call No612.8 LED
CollectionAdult 600-699
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780735223837 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0735223831 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 612.8/23 23
Personal Name LeDoux, Joseph E., author.
Title Statement The deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains / Joseph LeDoux ; illustrations by Caio Sorrentino.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York City : Viking, [2019]
Physical Description pages cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note Our place in nature -- Survival and behavior -- Microbial life -- The transition to complexity -- And then animals invented neurons -- Metazoan bread crumbs in the oceans -- The vertebrates arrive -- Ladders and trees in the vertebrate brain -- The beginning of cognition -- Surviving (and thriving) by thinking -- Cognitive hardware -- Subjectivity -- Consciousness through the looking glass of memory -- The shallows -- Emotional subjectivity.
Summary, Etc. A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings today 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. In The Deep History of Ourselves LeDoux argues that the key to understanding all human behavior lies in viewing evolution through the prism of the first living organisms. By tracking the chain of the evolutionary timeline he shows how even the earliest single cell organisms had to solve the same problems we and our cells have to solve today in order to survive and thrive. Along the way, LeDoux explores our place in nature, how conscious brain function climbed the tree of life, and how the brain managed to transcend its early concern with survival to reach towards what we humans understand as consciousness.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Consciousness.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Consciousness. fast (OCoLC)fst00875441.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Brain Evolution.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Brain Evolution. fast (OCoLC)fst00837627.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nervous system Evolution.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nervous system Evolution. fast (OCoLC)fst01036127.
Index Term-Genre/Form Nonfiction. local.
Added Entry, Personal Name Sorrentino, Caio, illustrator.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: LeDoux, Joseph E., author. Deep history of ourselves New York City : Viking, [2019] 9780735223844 (DLC) 2019012921.
Location 612.8 LED 31662001634450

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