Evolution of the Human Brain: From Matter to Mind, Volume 250 in the Progress in Brain Research, series documents the latest developments and insights about the origin and evolution of the human brain and mind. Specific sections in this new release include Evolution and development of the human cerebral cortex, Functional connectivity of the human cerebral cortex, Lateralization of the human cerebral cortex, Life history strategies and the human cerebral cortex, Evolution of the modern human brain, On the nature and evolution of the human mind, Origin and evolution of human cognition, Origin and evolution of human consciousness, and more.
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Table of ContentsSection I
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Human Brain Evolution 1. Genetics of human brain evolution Eric J. Vallender 2. Genetic diversity underlying behavioral plasticity in human adaptation Amy L. Bauernfeind and Courtney C. Babbitt
Cerebral Cortex: Neural Organization and Functional Connectivity 3. The origin and evolution of neocortex: From early mammals to modern humans Jon H. Kaas 4. Allometry, evolution and development of neocortex size in mammals Jeroen B. Smaers, Carrie S. Mongle, Kamran Safi and Diana K.N. Dechmann 5. Neurodevelopmental disorders of the prefrontal cortex in an evolutionary context Branka Hrvoj-Mihic and Katerina Semendeferi 6. The human connectome from an evolutionary perspective Dirk Jan Ardesch, Lianne H. Scholtens and Martijn P. van den Heuvel 7. Evolution of cerebral asymmetry Michael C. Corballis 8. Life history changes accompany increased numbers of cortical neurons: A new framework for understanding human brain evolution Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Origin and Evolution of the Human Mind 9. Evolution of the modern human brain Amelie Beaudet, Andrew Du and Bernard A. Wood 10. On the nature and evolution of the human mind Michel A. Hofman 11. Origin and evolution of human cognition Gerhard Roth and Ursula Dicke 12. Origin and evolution of human consciousness Franco Fabbro, Damiano Cantone, Susanna Feruglio and Cristiano Crescentini 13. Origin and evolution of human speech: Emergence from a trimodal auditory, visual and vocal network Maeva Michon, Vladimir López and Francisco Aboitiz