Brain Science

Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates

Editors: Watanabe, Shigeru, Hofman, Michel A, Shimizu, Toru (Eds.)

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  • Is written by international researchers who have contributed to this the field
  • Provides the an interdisciplinary view of neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral science
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This book presents a new view on the evolution of the brain, cognition, and emotion. Around a half-century ago, Professor Harry Jerison published a seminal book entitled Evolution of the Brain and Intelligence. Since then, there has been a series of dramatic methodological and conceptual changes which have led to many new insights into the understanding of brain evolution and cognition. This book is particularly focused on three significant aspects of such changes. First, taking advantage of a new integrated approach called evolutionary developmental biology or Evo/Devo, researchers have started to look into vertebrate brain evolution from the developmental perspective. Second, comparative neuroanatomists have accumulated a large amount of information about the brains of diverse animal groups to refute the old-fashioned idea that vertebrate brains evolved linearly from non-mammals to mammals. Third, comparative behavioral studies have demonstrated that sophisticated cognition and emotion are not unique to some primates but are also found in many non-primate and even non-mammalian species. This work will appeal to a wide readership in such fields as neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral science.

About the authors

Shigeru Watanabe, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Director
Department of Psychology, Keio University, Japan

Michel A. Hofman
, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Department of Neuropsychiatry, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, The Netherlands

Toru Shimizu, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Psychology, University of South Florida, USA

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Overview of Brain Evolution: Lobe-Finned Fish vs. Ray-Finned Fish

    Yamamoto, Kei (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • The Origins of the Bird Brain: Multiple Pulses of Cerebral Expansion in Evolution

    Shimizu, Toru, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • The Evolution of Mammalian Brains from Early Mammals to Present-Day Primates

    Kaas, Jon H.

    Pages 59-80

  • Developmental Sequences Predict Increased Connectivity in Brain Evolution: A Comparative Analysis of Developmental Timing, Gene Expression, Neuron Numbers, and Diffusion MR Tractography

    Charvet, Christine J. (et al.)

    Pages 81-98

  • The Evolution of Cognitive Brains in Non-mammals

    Iwaniuk, Andrew N.

    Pages 101-124

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eBook 130,89 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of the Brain, Cognition, and Emotion in Vertebrates
Editors
  • Shigeru Watanabe
  • Michel A Hofman
  • Toru Shimizu
Series Title
Brain Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56559-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56559-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56557-4
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56820-9
Series ISSN
2570-0197
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 299
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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