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The Domesticated Brain

Bruce Hood

From an award-winning developmental psychologist, an accessible and intellectually engaging introduction to the inner workings of the human brain.

Humans are exceptional because of our brains - brains that are exquisitely attuned to others, and have enabled us to live in social groups. In Brainstorming, renowned psychologist and 2011 Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer Bruce Hood provides a fascinating and essential introduction to the workings of the human brain, with an emphasis on its social nature. How does the brain create the self? How does it influence our thoughts and behaviour? And how does it enable our extensive sociability as a species?

By combining the basics of developmental psychology with cutting edge neuroscience, this book reveals how the brain evolved, how it functions, how it changes with development and how it enables us to survive as a social animal. From the mundane to the extreme, Brainstorming will provide rich insight into the hidden mechanisms of the brain.

Bruce Hood is the Director of the Cognitive Development Centre at the University of Bristol. He has been a research fellow at Cambridge, a visiting scientist at MIT, and a faculty Professor at Harvard University. He has been awarded an Alfred Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Infancy Researchers and the American Psychological Society's Robert Fantz Memorial Award. He is the author of Supersense (2009) and The Self Illusion (2012). He delivered the Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures in 2011.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
01/05/2014
Category
  • Science and Technology
Format TPS
181 x 111mm
Extent
352
US
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