The Deep History of Ourselves

How Ancient Microbes Became Conscious Brains
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100142112
Released: Aug 27, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984842657
Narrator/s: Fred Sanders
Publisher: Books on Tape
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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 the evolution of nervous systems enchanced the ability of organisms to survive and thrive, and how the emergence of what we humans understand as consciousness made our greatest and most horrendous achievements as a species possible.

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Author(s): Joseph LeDoux
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Aug 27, 2019

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Author(s): Joseph LeDoux
Genre: Science
Product Number EB00729400
Released: Aug 27, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780735223844

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