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Cognitive BiologyEvolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior$
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Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012935

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001

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The Human Social Brain: An “Evo-Devo” Perspective

The Human Social Brain: An “Evo-Devo” Perspective

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(p.309) 15 The Human Social Brain: An “Evo-Devo” Perspective
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Cognitive Biology
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Mark H. Johnson

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0281

This chapter discusses the phylogeny and ontogeny “evo-devo” of the human social brain network. It investigates the origins of cortical specialization in humans and considers postnatal development of the cortical regions in the human social brain network. The chapter also examines how behavioral and computational functions emerge within the neural tissue of different species.

Keywords:   phylogeny, ontogeny, social brain, cortical specialization, cortical regions, neural tissue

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