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The Physiology of Truth

Neuroscience and Human Knowledge

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674032606

Publication Date: 03/31/2009

Academic Trade

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

39 halftones, 28 line illustrations

Belknap Press

Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Thinking Matter
  • 2. The Acquisition of Knowledge
  • 3. States of Consciousness
  • 4. Knowledge and Social Life
  • 5. From Genes to Brain
  • 6. Neuronal Epigenesis and Cultural Evolution
  • 7. Scientific Research and the Search for Truth
  • 8. The Humanity of Science
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2004 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, Rockefeller University
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