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 - Rossdavidh - Goodreads
Gary Marcus gives us a thoroughly readable and enjoyable survey of what is known and surmised about how our genetics affects our brain, and what it does. The illustrations are pertinent, the mix of ... Read full review
Review: The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates The Complexities of Human ThoughtUser Review - Jimmy Ele - Goodreads
Very interesting book that lightly touches on (redundancy alert) how a tiny number of genes creates the complexities of human thought. I give it 3.5 stars which is half a star more than liked it. The ... Read full review