Evolution of the Learning Brain: Or How You Got To Be So Smart...
Paul Howard-Jones (Author)
How does learning transform us biologically? What learning processes do we share with bacteria, jellyfish and monkeys? Is technology impacting on our evolution and what might the future hold for the learning brain? These are just some of the questions Paul Howard-Jones explores on a fascinating journey through 3.5 billion years of brain evolution, and discovers what it all means for how we learn today. Along the way, we discover how the E. coli in our stomachs learn to find food why a little nap can help bees find their way home the many ways that action, emotion and social interaction have shaped our ability to learn the central role of learning in our rise to top predator. An accessible writing style and numerous illustrations make Evolution of the Learning Brain an enthralling combination of biology, neuroscience and educational insight. Howard-Jones provides a fresh perspective on the nature of human learning that is exhaustively researched, exploring the implications of our most distant past for twenty-first-century education. 19 Line drawings, black and white; 82 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white; 101 Illustrations, black and white
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About the Author
Paul Howard-Jones is Professor of Neuroscience and Education at the School of Education, University of Bristol. He is a cognitive neuroscientist, educational expert and broadcaster.
- Contributor: Paul Howard-Jones
- Imprint: Routledge
- ISBN13: 9781138824461
- Number of Pages: 238
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Packaged Weight: 354
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Release Date: 2018-02-01
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Paul Howard-Jones is Professor of Neuroscience and Education at the School of Education, University of Bristol. He is a cognitive neuroscientist, educational expert and broadcaster.
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