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Uniquely Human

The Evolution of Speech, Thought, and Selfless Behavior

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674921832

Publication Date: 01/01/1993

Short

224 pages

6 x 9 inches

7 halftones, 14 line illustrations, 1 table

World

  • Introduction
  • 1. Brain Structure, Behavior, and Circuitry
  • 2. Human Speech
  • 3. A Thoroughly Modern Human Brain
  • 4. The Brain’s Dictionary
  • 5. Learning to Talk and Think
  • 6. Culture and Selfless Behavior
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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