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Evolution of the Learning Brain: Or how you got to be so smart

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Original languageEnglish
Publisher or commissioning bodyTaylor & Francis Group
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781138824461
DatePublished - 2018

Abstract

How do brain regions that first appeared in fishes influence our learning today? How did primates evolve and what does it mean to have a "social brain"? What light does evolution shed on learning difficulties and disorders? How might technology influence how our brains evolve in the future? This fascinating book tells the emerging story of how learning has evolved. It provides a fresh perspective on the nature of human learning and on the educational implications today of a biological history that stretches across 600 million years.

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