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The Resource The human advantage : a new understanding of how our brain became remarkable, Suzana Herculano-Houzel

The human advantage : a new understanding of how our brain became remarkable, Suzana Herculano-Houzel

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The human advantage : a new understanding of how our brain became remarkable
Title
The human advantage
Title remainder
a new understanding of how our brain became remarkable
Statement of responsibility
Suzana Herculano-Houzel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Herculano-Houzel shows that it is not the size of our brain that matters but the fact that we have more neurons in the cerebral cortex than any other animal, thanks to our ancestors' invention, some 1.5 million years ago, of a more efficient way to obtain calories: cooking. Because we are primates, ingesting more calories in less time made possible the rapid acquisition of a huge number of neurons in the still fairly small cerebral cortex -- the part of the brain responsible for finding patterns, reasoning, developing technology, and passing it on through culture. Herculano-Houzel shows us how she came to these conclusions -- making "brain soup" to determine the number of neurons in the brain, for example, and bringing animal brains in a suitcase through customs. --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CaOTU
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1972-
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Herculano-Houzel, Suzana
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Intellect
  • Intellect
  • Brain
Label
The human advantage : a new understanding of how our brain became remarkable, Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • A body matter?
  • So how much does it cost?
  • Brains or brawn : you can't have both
  • Thank the kitchen for your neurons
  • But plenty of neurons are not enough
  • Epilogue : our place in nature
  • Preface
  • Humans rule!
  • Brain soup
  • Got brains?
  • Not all brains are made the same
  • Remarkable but not extraordinary
  • The elephant in the room
  • What cortical expansion
Control code
000044555688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780262034258
Lccn
2015038399
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The human advantage : a new understanding of how our brain became remarkable, Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • A body matter?
  • So how much does it cost?
  • Brains or brawn : you can't have both
  • Thank the kitchen for your neurons
  • But plenty of neurons are not enough
  • Epilogue : our place in nature
  • Preface
  • Humans rule!
  • Brain soup
  • Got brains?
  • Not all brains are made the same
  • Remarkable but not extraordinary
  • The elephant in the room
  • What cortical expansion
Control code
000044555688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780262034258
Lccn
2015038399
Other physical details
ill.

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