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The Resource Innate : how the wiring of our brains shapes who we are, Kevin J. Mitchell

Innate : how the wiring of our brains shapes who we are, Kevin J. Mitchell

Label
Innate : how the wiring of our brains shapes who we are
Title
Innate
Title remainder
how the wiring of our brains shapes who we are
Statement of responsibility
Kevin J. Mitchell
Title variation
How the wiring of our brains shapes who we are
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What makes you the way you are--and what makes each of us different from everyone else? In Innate, leading neuroscientist and popular science blogger Kevin Mitchell traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level: in the wiring of our brains. Deftly guiding us through important new research, including his own groundbreaking work, he explains how variations in the way our brains develop before birth strongly influence our psychology and behavior throughout our lives, shaping our personality, intelligence, sexuality, and even the way we perceive the world. We all share a genetic program for making a human brain, and the program for making a brain like yours is specifically encoded in your DNA. But, as Mitchell explains, the way that program plays out is affected by random processes of development that manifest uniquely in each person, even identical twins. The key insight of Innate is that the combination of these developmental and genetic variations creates innate differences in how our brains are wired--differences that impact all aspects of our psychology--and this insight promises to transform the way we see the interplay of nature and nurture. Innate also explores the genetic and neural underpinnings of disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, and how our understanding of these conditions is being revolutionized. In addition, the book examines the social and ethical implications of these ideas and of new technologies that may soon offer the means to predict or manipulate human traits. Compelling and original, Innate will change the way you think about why and how we are who we are."--Provided by the publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Kevin J.
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP398
LC item number
.M58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2019 A-458
  • WL 300
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Nature and nurture
  • Human genetics
  • Heredity
  • Individuality
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Human beings
  • Abnormalities, Human
Label
Innate : how the wiring of our brains shapes who we are, Kevin J. Mitchell
Link
https://www.tcd.ie/library/using-library/eLD/#PDA
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On human nature -- Variations on a theme -- The differences that make a difference -- You can't bake the same cake twice -- The nature of nurture -- I, human -- Do you see what I see? -- The clever ape -- Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls -- The exceptions -- Implications
Control code
on1028524141
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780691173887
Lccn
2018937061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691173887
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028524141
Label
Innate : how the wiring of our brains shapes who we are, Kevin J. Mitchell
Link
https://www.tcd.ie/library/using-library/eLD/#PDA
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On human nature -- Variations on a theme -- The differences that make a difference -- You can't bake the same cake twice -- The nature of nurture -- I, human -- Do you see what I see? -- The clever ape -- Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls -- The exceptions -- Implications
Control code
on1028524141
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780691173887
Lccn
2018937061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691173887
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028524141

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