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    DescriptionDrawing on his theory of the origins of the modern mind, Merlin Donald's thesis presents the forces, both cultural and neuronal, that power our distinctively human modes of awareness. Donald proposes that the human mind is a hybrid product of interweaving a supercomplex form of matter (the brain) with an invisible symbolic web (culture) to form a "distributed" cognitive network. This hybrid mind, Donald suggests, is our main evolutionary advantage, for it allowed humanity as a species to break free of the limitations of the mammalian brain.


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    Title
    A Mind So Rare
    Subtitle
    The Evolution of Human Consciousness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Merlin Donald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 445 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393323191
    ISBN 10: 0393323196
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JMR
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    DC21: 153
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    LC classification: QH
    DC22: 153
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 571
    BISAC V2.8: MED057000
    B&T Approval Code: A11260000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000, PSY008000, SCI072000
    LC classification: BF311 \.D5
    Thema V1.0: JMR, PSAJ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    line drawings
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    07 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MERLIN DONALD is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.