By Michael S. Gazzaniga
What occurred alongside the evolutionary path that made people so targeted? In his obtainable kind, Michael Gazzaniga pinpoints the switch that made us considering, sentient people diverse from our predecessors. He explores what makes human brains designated, the significance of language and artwork in defining the human , the character of human awareness, or even man made intelligence.
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Extra resources for Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique
Humans are unique. It is the how and the why that have been intriguing scientists, philosophers, and even lawyers for centuries. When we are trying to distinguish between animals and humans, controversies arise and battles are fought over ideas and the meaning of data, and when the smoke clears, we are left with more information on which to build stronger, tighter theories. Interestingly, in this quest, it appears that many opposing ideas are proving to be partially correct. Although it is obvious to everyone that humans are physically unique, it is also obvious that we differ from other animals in far more complex aspects.
This book is the story of our uniqueness and how we got here. Personally, I love our species, and always have. I have never found it necessary to lessen our success and domination of this universe. So let us start the journey of understanding why humans are special, and let’s have some fun doing it. A NOTE ON SOURCE DOCUMENTATION The notes for this book were formatted according to the style documented in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. At the time of this printing, the manual is in its fifth edition, and the APA format it details is a widely recognized standard for scientific writing in education and psychology.
In effect, a 1,340-gram interconnected brain has become a 670-gram brain. What happens to intelligence? Well, not much. What one sees is the specialization that we humans have developed over years of evolutionary change. The left hemisphere is the smart half of the brain. It speaks, thinks, and generates hypotheses. The right brain does not and is a poor symbolic cousin to the left. It does, on the other hand, have some skills that remain superior to those on the left, especially in the domain of visual perception.