The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience

The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience

by Stephen V. Shepherd (Editor)


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Comprehensive and authoritative, The Wiley Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience unifies the diverse strands of an interdisciplinary field exploring the evolution of brains and cognition.

  • A comprehensive reference that unifies the diverse interests and approaches associated with the neuroscientific study of brain evolution and the emergence of cognition
  • Tackles some of the biggest questions in neuroscience including what brains are for, what factors constrain their biological development, and how they evolve and interact
  • Provides a broad and balanced view of the subject, reviewing both vertebrate and invertebrate anatomy and emphasizing their shared origins and mechanisms
  • Features contributions from highly respected scholars in their fields

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119994695
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/30/2017
Series: Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks Series
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen Shepherd is a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Neural Systems, Rockefeller University, New York, USA, and was previously Chair of the Princeton University Postdoctoral Association. He has published his work in diverse journals including Proceedings of the Royal Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Neuroscience, Current Biology and Animal Cognition, and has also contributed chapters to a several books.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 The Brain Evolved to Guide Action 1
Michael Anderson and Anthony Chemero

2 The Evolution of Evolutionary Neuroscience 21
Suzana Herculano-Houzel

3 Approaches to the Study of Brain Evolution 38
Jon H. Kaas

4 Intraneuronal Computation: Charting the Signaling Pathways of the Neuron 49
Jorge Navarro, Raquel del Moral, and Pedro C. Marijuán

5 The Evolution of Neurons 88
Robert W. Meech

6 The First Nervous System 125
Nadia Riebli and Heinrich Reichert

7 Fundamental Constraints on the Evolution of Neurons 153
A. Aldo Faisal and Ali Neishabouri

8 The Central Nervous System of Invertebrates 173
Volker Hartenstein

9 Nervous System Architecture in Vertebrates 236
Mario F. Wullimann

10 Neurotransmission—Evolving Systems 279
Michel Anctil

11 Neural Development in Invertebrates 307
Roger P. Croll

12 Forebrain Development in Vertebrates: The Evolutionary Role of Secondary Organizers 350
Luis Puelles

13 Brain Evolution and Development: Allometry of the Brain and Arealization of the Cortex 388
Diarmuid J. Cahalane and Barbara L. Finlay

14 Comparative Aspects of Learning and Memory 410
Michael Koch

15 Brain Evolution, Development, and Plasticity 422
Rayna M. Harris, Lauren A. O’Connell, and Hans A. Hofmann

16 Neural Mechanisms of Communication 444
Julia Sliwa, Daniel Y. Takahashi, and Stephen V. Shepherd

17 Social Coordination: From Ants to Apes 478
Anne Böckler, Anna Wilkinson, Ludwig Huber, and Natalie Sebanz

18 Social Learning, Intelligence, and Brain Evolution 495
Sally E. Street and Kevin N. Laland

19 Reading Other Minds 514
Juliane Kaminski

Index 526

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