Brain, Behavior, and the March of Time

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(1), 10–12. Reviews the books, Evolution of Brain and Behavior in Vertebrates edited by R. B. Masterton, M. E. Bitterman, C. B. G. Campbell, and Nicholas Hotton (see record 1977-24526-000) and Evolution, Brain, and Behavior: Persistent Problems edited by R. B. Masterton, William Hodos, and Harry Jerison (see record 1977-24527-000). The object of Volume 1 is to present a relatively up-to-date overview of what is now unknown, what is suspected, and what remains to be discovered concerning the general question of the evolution of the vertebrate brain and behavior. The focus of Volume 2 is somewhat more theoretical, dealing with such issues as the meaning of homology and the nature of inference in comparative pursuits. The goals for both these volumes lead to a quite varied fare. They offer an abundance of ideas and data, and seeks to provide an overall conceptual and logical framework for studies of brain evolution and behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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