In the Light of Evolution: Volume VI: Brain and Behavior

In the Light of Evolution: Volume VI: Brain and Behavior

By: National Academy of Sciences (author), Georg F. Striedter (editor), Francisco J. Ayala (editor), John C. Avise (editor)Hardback

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The central goal of the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through state-of-the-art colloquia--in the series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences--and their published proceedings. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Brain and Behavior," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 20-21, 2012, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. It is the sixth in a series of Colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." Specifically, In Light of Evolution: Brain and Behavior focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species. This volume is also available for purchase with the In the Light of Evolution six-volume set.


1 Front Matter; 2 Part I: EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF NEURONS AND NERVOUS SYSTEMS; 3 1 Functionalization of a Protosynaptic Gene Expression Network--Cecilia Conaco, Danielle S. Bassett, Hongjun Zhou, Mary Luz Arcila, Sandie M. Degnan, Bernard M. Degnan, and Kenneth S. Kosik; 4 2 Adaptive Evolution of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels: The First 800 Million Years--Harold H. Zakon; 5 3 Evolution of Centralized Nervous Systems: Two Schools of Evolutionary Thought--R. Glenn Northcutt; 6 Part II: DEVELOPMENTAL AND ADULT VARIATION IN NEURAL ORGANIZATION; 7 4 Evolving Specialization of the Arthropod Nervous System--Erin Jarvis, Heather S. Bruce, and Nipam H. Patel; 8 5 Expansion, Folding, and Abnormal Lamination of the Chick Optic Tectum After Intraventricular Injections of FGF2--Luke D. McGowan, Roula A. Alaama, Amanda C. Freise, Johnny C. Huang, Christine J. Charvet, and Georg F. Striedter; 9 6 Cortical Evolution in Mammals: The Bane and Beauty of Phenotypic Variability--Leah A. Krubitzer and Adele M. H. Seelke; 10 7 Evolution of Columns, Modules, and Domains in the Neocortex of Primates--Jon H. Kaas; 11 8 The Remarkable, Yet Not Extraordinary, Human Brain as a Scaled-Up Primate Brain and Its Associated Cost--Suzana Herculano-Houzel; 12 Part III: FROM NEURAL CIRCUIT EVOLUTION TO ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR; 13 9 Homology and Homoplasy of Swimming Behaviors and Neural Circuits in the Nudipleura (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia)--James M. Newcomb, Akira Sakurai, Joshua L. Lillvis, Charuni A. Gunaratne, and Paul S. Katz; 14 10 Shared Developmental and Evolutionary Origins for Neural Basis of VocalAcoustic and PectoralGestural Signaling--Andrew H. Bass and Boris P. Chagnaud; 15 11 To Flock or Fight: Neurochemical Signatures of Divergent Life Histories in Sparrows--James L. Goodson, Leah C. Wilson, and Sara E. Schrock; 16 12 From Chemotaxis to the Cognitive Map: The Function of Olfaction--Lucia F. Jacobs; 17 13 Evolution of Brains and Behavior for Optimal Foraging: A Tale of Two Predators--Kenneth C. Catania; 18 Part IV: PHYLOGENY OF HUMAN BRAINS AND HUMAN MINDS; 19 14 Human Brain Evolution: From Gene Discovery to Phenotype Discovery--Todd M. Preuss; 20 15 Integration of Faces and Vocalizations in Ventral Prefrontal Cortex: Implications for the Evolution of Audiovisual Speech--Lizabeth M. Romanski; 21 16 Math, Monkeys, and the Developing Brain--Jessica F. Cantlon; 22 17 A Hierarchical Model of the Evolution of Human Brain Specializations--H. Clark Barrett; 23 Epilogue: A TANGLED MULTILAYERED WEB; 24 References; 25 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780309261753
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
  • ID: 9780309261753
  • ISBN10: 0309261759

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