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Liars, Lovers, and Heroes: What the New Brain Science Reveals about How We Become Who We Are

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Renowned neuroscientists Dr. Steven R. Quartz and Dr. Terrence J. Sejnowski unveil cultural biology, a new brain science founded on exciting discoveries in brain imaging, computer modeling, and genetics.<P>Each of us is born with a basic brain chemistry, some of it so ancient we share it with insects. The authors explain new views of how human potential is unlocked through a beautifully precise engagement between brain and world, making us — as individuals and as a species — something far beyond the sum of our parts.<P>Liars, Lovers, and Heroes demystifies this dynamic process and the influences on its development, from climate change over millennia to current events as recent as the terrorism and heroism of September 11th. The authors offer intriguing answers to some of our most enduring questions, including why we live together, love, and sometimes kill. Their insights bring both optimism and new ideas for shaping a world that unleashes our highest potential.

Synopsis:

This exciting, timely book combines cutting-edge findings in neuroscience with examples from history and recent headlines to offer new insights into who we are. Introducing the new science of cultural biology, born of advances in brain imaging, computer modeling, and genetics, Drs. Quartz and Sejnowski demystify the dynamic engagement between brain and world that makes us something far beyond the sum of our parts.

About the Author

Steven R. Quartz, Ph.D., is director of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and an associate professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Computation and Neural Systems Program. He was a fellow of the Sloan Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the Salk Institute and a recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, its most prestigious award for young faculty. He lives in Topanga, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688162184
Subtitle:
What the New Brain Science Reveals About How We Become Who We Are
Author:
Quartz, Steven R.
Author:
Quartz, Steven R.
Author:
Sejnowski, Terrence J.
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Brain
Subject:
Genetic psychology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Brain -- Evolution.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
106-843
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 21.28 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This exciting, timely book combines cutting-edge findings in neuroscience with examples from history and recent headlines to offer new insights into who we are. Introducing the new science of cultural biology, born of advances in brain imaging, computer modeling, and genetics, Drs. Quartz and Sejnowski demystify the dynamic engagement between brain and world that makes us something far beyond the sum of our parts.
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