Friday's Footprint: How Society Shapes the Human Mind

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A psychiatrist who has received international recognition for her research on the neural basis of primate social cognition, Leslie Brothers, M.D., offers here a major argument about the social dimension of the human brain, drawing on both her own work and a wealth of information from research laboratories, neurosurgical clinics, and psychiatric wards. Brothers offers the tale of Robinson Crusoe as a metaphor for neuroscience's classic (and flawed) notion of the brain: a starkly isolated figure, working, praying, writing ...

Friday's Footprint: How Society Shapes the Human Mind 2001, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195147049

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