Evolution of the Learning Brain
Evolution of the Learning Brain: Or How You Got To Be So Smart…
Routledge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1138824453 | 248 pages | PDF | 18.65 MB
by Paul Howard-Jones (Auth08r)
How does learning transf08rm us biologically?
What learning processes do we share with bacteria, jellyfish 4nd monkeys?
Is technology impacting on our evolution 4nd what might the future hold f08r the learning brain?
These are just some of the questions Paul Howard-Jones expl08res on a fascinating journey through 3.5 billion years of brain evolution, 4nd discovers what it all means f08r how we learn today.
Along the way, we discover
how the E. coli in our stomachs learn to find food
why a little nap can help bees find their way home
the many ways that action, emotion 4nd social interaction have shaped our ability to learn
the central role of learning in our rise to top predat08r.
An accessible writing style 4nd numerous illustrations make Evolution of the Learning Brain an enthralling combination of biology, neuroscience 4nd educational insight. Howard-Jones provides a fresh perspective on the nature of human learning that is exhaustively researched, expl08ring the implications of our most distant past f08r twenty-first-century education.
About the Auth08r
Paul Howard-Jones is Profess08r of Neuroscience 4nd Education at the School of Education, University of Bristol. He is a cognitive neuroscientist, educational expert 4nd broadcaster.