The True Creator of Everything (Innbundet)

How the Human Brain Shaped the Universe as We Know It

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 376
Forlag: Yale University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780300244632
Kategori: Matematikk , Naturvitenskap og Psykologi
Omtale The True Creator of Everything
A radically new cosmological view from a groundbreaking neuroscientist who places the human brain at the center of humanity's universe

Renowned neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis introduces a revolutionary new theory of how the human brain evolved to become an organic computer without rival in the known universe. He undertakes the first attempt to explain the entirety of human history, culture, and civilization based on a series of recently uncovered key principles of brain function. This new cosmology is centered around three fundamental properties of the human brain: its insurmountable malleability to adapt and learn; its exquisite ability to allow multiple individuals to synchronize their minds around a task, goal, or belief; and its incomparable capacity for abstraction.

Combining insights from such diverse fields as neuroscience, mathematics, evolution, computer science, physics, history, art, and philosophy, Nicolelis presents a neurobiologically based manifesto for the uniqueness of the human mind and a cautionary tale of the threats that technology poses to present and future generations.

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