- Includes a contribution by Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited authors of our time
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Chapter 1: How Did Modern Human Cognition Evolve?
Chapter 2: Taking Up Arms
Chapter 3: Celebrating 300 Million Years of the Mind: A Bird's-Eye View
Chapter 4: Was Medieval Cell Doctrine More Modern Than We Thought?
Chapter 5: Can Evolution Produce Robots?
Chapter 6: The Thought-Translation Device
Chapter 7: Babes in Arms: Studies in Laterality
Chapter 8: Why a Creative Brain? Evolutionary Setups for Off-Line Planning of Coherent Stages
Chapter 9: Creativity: Method or Magic?
Chapter 10: The Cross-Cultural Brain
Chapter 11: Where's the Missing Body? A Puzzle for Cognitive Science
Chapter 12: Whose Free Will is it Anyway? or, The Illusion of Determinism
Chapter 13: Affective Neuroscience and the Ancestral Sources of Human Feelings
Chapter 14: The Funny Meat Behind Our Eyes
Chapter 15: Practicing Safe Stress: A Selective Overview of the Neuroscience Research
Chapter 16: Petrol Sniffing, the Brain, and Aboriginal Culture: Between Sorcery and Neuroscience
Chapter 17: Chatting with Noam Chomsky
Dr. Henri Cohen's research interests focus on speech and language development and neurological disorders, learning and emotion in Parkinson's disease, complexity and learning, skill acquisition and interference, and origin of language. He is Professor of Psychology (ret.) at Université du Québec à Montréal, and visiting scholar, at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, and edited two books (with Elsevier) on cognition and consciousness, and on categorization, and a book on the origins of language (Benjamins). He is the current editor of Brain and Cognition (Elsevier), and past editor of Journal of Neurolinguistics (Elsevier).