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Published: 05 February 2020

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198828051

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The Evolutionary Road to Human Memory

Elisabeth A. Murray, Steven P. Wise, Mary K. L. Baldwin, and Kim S. Graham

  • Presents an accessible account of human memory designed to help general readers understand complex scientific concepts and includes engaging and entertaining illustrations, as well as links with well-known books & stories, which help explain the science of human memory
  • Considers human memory in the context of evolution, which is rarely covered in other books, and it counters misleading memes that dominate accounts of memory commonly encountered on the internet and in popular sources such as Wikipedia
  • Presents an exciting new view of human memory, and provides new information about brain evolution and human memory. It should be of interest to students in biology, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as general readers interested in science
  • Explains what makes human memory different from memory in animals and provides an accessible explanation for why humans have unique forms of memory and how they emerged during human evolution

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