1st Edition

Evolution of the Brain: Creation of the Self

ISBN 9780415032247
Published May 16, 1991 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

Sir John Eccles, a distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner who has devoted his scientific life to the study of the mammalian brain, tells the story of how we came to be, not only as animals at the end of the hominid evolutionary line, but also as human persons possessed of reflective consciousness.



Sir John Eccles has written many books on the development of the human brain.


'An extraordinary achievement, and an excellent book.' - Sir Karl Popper

'A valuable contribution to a debate of considerable significance.' - Dr John Polkinghorne, Queen's College, Cambridge

'Epoch-making book ... a monumental achievement of synthesis and analysis, a fitting culmination to a lifetime devoted to understanding the human brain and the nature of the self.' - The Scientific and Medical Network