The Symbolic Species : The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain

Terrence W Deacon
W. W. Norton & Company
9780393317541
0-393-31754-4

Informing these insights is a new understanding of how Darwinian processes underlie the brain's development and function as well as its evolution. In contrast to much contemporary neuroscience that treats the brain as no more or less than a computer, Deacon provides a new clarity of vision into the mechanism of mind. It injects a renewed sense of adventure into the experience of being human.