Table of Contents

Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1 Why So Complex?; 2 Fit for What?; 3 Intelligent Life; 4 Bodily Intelligence; 5 Evolution of Development; 6 Intelligent Eye and Brain; 7 From Neurons to Cognition; 8 Cognitive Functions; 9 Social Intelligence; 10 Intelligent Humans; Notes; Index How could something as seemingly transcendental as the human mind have arisen from far simpler material beginnings? This book provides a comprehensive overview of evolution from pre-life and early life forms through increasing complexity to advanced cognitive systems using a new framework based on dynamic systems theory.