The Accidental Mind by David J. Linden
How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God

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Linden sets the record straight about the construction of the human brain; rather than the “beautifully-engineered optimized device, the absolute pinnacle of design” portrayed in many dumbed-down text books, pop-science tomes, and education televisions programs, Linden’s organ is a complicated assembly of cobbled-together functionality that created the mind as a by-product of ad-hoc solutions to questions of survival. His guided tour of the glorious amalgam of “crummy parts” includes pit-stops in the histories and fundamentals of neurology, neural-psychology, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, and genetics.

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David J. Linden is Professor of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Published November 1, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The brain, that “cobbled together mess,” is the subject of this lively mix of solid science and fascinating case histories. Linden, a neuroscientist from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, o

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