Beyond Evolutionary Psychology

How and Why Neuropsychological Modules Arise

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Publisher Description

The nature/nurture question is an age-old problem. Beyond Evolutionary Psychology deals with the relation between culture, evolution, psychology and emotion, based both in the underlying biology, determined by our evolutionary heritage, and in the interaction of our brain with the physical, ecological and social environment, based in the key property of brain plasticity. Ellis and Solms show how the brain structures that underlie cognition and behaviour relate to each other through developmental processes guided by primary emotional systems. This makes very clear which brain modules are innate or 'hard-wired', and which are 'soft-wired' or determined through environmental interactions. The key finding is that there can be no innate cognitive modules in the neocortex, as this is not possible on both developmental and genetic grounds; in particular there can be no innate language acquisition device. This is essential reading for students and scholars of evolutionary psychology and evolutionary biology.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2017
November 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
327
Pages
PUBLISHER
Cambridge University Press
SELLER
Cambridge University Press
SIZE
15.7
MB

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