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The evolution of human brain


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The evolution of human brain

  1. 1. The evolution of human brain:-
  2. 2. Three hypothesis:- *Epiphenomenal *Ecological *Social brain hypothesis
  3. 3. Epiphenomenal hypothesis:- *Brain is evolved due to increase in size. Mental states exist in relation to some material happenings, but causally are completely irrelevant. Behaviour is caused by muscles that contract upon receiving neural impulses, and neural impulses are generated by input from other neurons or from sense organs.
  4. 4. In general, materialist theories are those subscribing to the statement that mental events can have no effective action on the brain events in World 1— that World 1 is closed to any conceivable outside influence such as is postulated in dualist-interactionism. The term LIAISON is used for both intention and perception, particularly in voluntary movement.
  5. 5. Ecological Hypothesis:- *Environmental conditions bounds the brain for evolution. Here to be considered two types of consumers- Folivorous- Leaf consumers. Frugivorous- Fruit consumers. *Fruit consumers are more likely to be having more developed brain in terms of (a) Overall size of brain, (b) Relative size & (c) Brain’s tendency to use resources.