The Descent of Madness: Evolutionary Origins of Psychosis and the Social Brain

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Drawing on evidence from across the behavioural and natural sciences, this book advances a radical new hypothesis: that madness exists as a costly consequence of the evolution of a sophisticated social brain in Homo sapiens. Having explained the rationale for an evolutionary approach to psychosis, the author makes a case for psychotic illness in our living ape relatives, as well as in human ancestors. He then reviews existing evolutionary theories of psychosis, before introducing his own thesis: that the same genes ...

The Descent of Madness: Evolutionary Origins of Psychosis and the Social Brain 2007, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781583917428

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The Descent of Madness: Evolutionary Origins of Psychosis and the Social Brain 2007, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781583917435

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