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How intelligence happens

Author: John Duncan
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human intelligence is among the most powerful forces on earth. It builds sprawling cities, vast cornfields, coffee plantations, and complex microchips; it takes us from the atom to the limits of the universe. Understanding how brains build intelligence is among the most fascinating challenges of modern science. How does the biological brain, a collection of billions of cells, enable us to do things no other species  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Duncan
ISBN: 9780300154115 0300154119 9780300177725 0300177720
OCLC Number: 601347693
Description: ix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: the cows in the river and the view toward the Malecon --
The machine --
A regularity --
Inside --
Making the link --
The demystification of thought --
Up close --
The box --
The one sure thing.
Responsibility: John Duncan.

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Understanding how brains build intelligence is among the most fascinating challenges of modern science. How does the biological brain, a collection of billions of cells, enable us to do things no  Read more...
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"John Duncan, one of the world''s leading cognitive neuroscientists . . . makes a convincing case that [the brain''s frontal and parietal lobes] constitute a special circuit that is crucial for both Read more...

 
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