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The anatomy of the brain

Richard Passingham

in What is special about the human brain?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230136
eISBN:
9780191696428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230136.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In general, an animal's brain size is in direct proportion to its body size, hence humans have bigger brains than other primates. The issue, however, is not the relativity of the brain sizes but how ... More


The Language of Wine Tasting

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177009
eISBN:
9780231542876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

In this chapter we summarize an in depth analysis by two Bordeaux professors of enology of the methods that wine experts use to describe so many fragrances in wine. They studied the wine descriptions ... More


Functional Neuroimaging and the Logic of Brain Operations: Methodologies, Caveats, and Fundamental Examples from Language Research

Gulyás Balázs

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Positron emission tomography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, magnetoencephalography, and other complementary techniques provide cognitive neuroscience a unique methodological array of ... More


The Temporal Lobes

Frederick L. Coolidge

in Evolutionary Neuropsychology: An Introduction to the Evolution of the Structures and Functions of the Human Brain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190940942
eISBN:
9780190940973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940942.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology

One of the major adaptations of the temporal lobes is the storage and application of meanings to sounds. With the evolution of primates and later hominins, the temporal lobes became exapted for ... More


The New Story of Humanity: Brains, Minds, and the Environmental Crisis

Robert L. Nadeau

in Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

While sitting in a window seat during a flight from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. about twenty years ago, I had an experience that changed the course of my life. On the ground below, vast ... More


The origin of language

John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary

in The Major Transitions in Evolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198502944
eISBN:
9780191919237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198502944.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

The past 30 years has witnessed a debate between the holders of two very different views about how humans are able to talk. The behaviourists, following B. F. Skinner, argue that we learn to talk ... More


The New Story in Physics: Mind, Matter, and the Nonlocal Universe

Robert L. Nadeau

in Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

While sitting in a window seat during a flight from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. about twenty years ago, I had an experience that changed the course of my life. On the ground below, vast ... More


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