The True Creator of Everything: How the Human Brain Shaped the Universe as We Know It

The True Creator of Everything: How the Human Brain Shaped the Universe as We Know It

by Miguel Nicolelis

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Overview


A radically new cosmological view from a groundbreaking neuroscientist placing the human brain at the center of humanity’s universe

Renowned neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis introduces readers to a revolutionary new theory of how the human brain evolved to become an organic computer without rival in the known universe. Nicolelis undertakes the first attempt to explain the entirety of human history, culture, and civilization based on a series of recently uncovered key principles of brain function. This new cosmology is centered around three fundamental properties of the human brain: its insurmountable malleability to adapt and learn; its exquisite ability to allow multiple individuals to synchronize their minds around a task, goal, or belief; and its incomparable capacity for abstraction.

Combining insights from such diverse fields as neuroscience, mathematics, evolution, computer science, physics, history, art, and philosophy, Nicolelis presents a neurobiologically based manifesto for the uniqueness of the human mind and a cautionary tale of the threats that technology poses to present and future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300244632
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 124,781
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Miguel Nicolelis is the Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Duke University Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychology and Neuroscience. In 2004, Scientific American elected him as one of the twenty most influential scientists in the world.

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