The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought
In The Birth of the Mind, award-winning cognitive scientist Gary Marcus irrevocably alters the nature vs. nurture debate by linking the findings of the Human Genome Project to the development of the brain. Scientists have long struggled to understand how a tiny number of genes could contain the instructions for building the human brain, arguably the most complex device in the known universe. Synthesizing up-to-the-minute research with his own original findings on child development, Marcus is the first to resolve this apparent contradiction. Vibrantly written and completely accessible to the lay reader, The Birth of the Mind will forever change the way we think about our origins and ourselves.
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Review: The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates The Complexities of Human ThoughtUser Review - Abdulla Al-shammari - Goodreads
Perfect introduction to genes for the non specialist. The flow of the book is smooth and it keeps you engaged. Will read more books by this author for sure as he has that rare gift of simplifying complex ideas. Read full review
Review: The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates The Complexities of Human ThoughtUser Review - Xin - Goodreads
The title is an exaggeration. The book discusses some recent research of how brain and mind develops, but the truth is that we still do not know much about this complex process. If you want to find a coherent picture of mind development or a grand theory, you will be disappointed. Read full review