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Friday’s Footprint: How Society Shapes the Human Mind
Friday’s Footprint: How Society Shapes the Human Mind
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1997
Pages: 187
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 195101030

Product Code: 788197630

Leslie Brothers (au). Offers a major argument about the social dimension of the human brain. Discusses the tale of Robinson Crusoe as a metaphor for neuroscience’s classic (& flawed) notion of the brain: a starkly isolated figure. But our brains have evolved a specialized capacity for exchanging signals with other brains -- they are designed to be social. This can be seen in the brain’s sensitive attunement to the meanings of facial expressions & physical gestures & the way it assigns mental lives to physical bodies. Brothers shows how our daily interaction creates an organized social world -- a network of brains that generates meaningful behavior & thought.

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