Evolution of brain, intelligence and culture

Ševo, Ante (2012) Evolution of brain, intelligence and culture. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The brain can change with size, speed and conductivity of cortical neurons (Roth and Dicke 2005). Microcephalin gene is regulator of brain size, and with loss-of-function mutation cause a significant reduction in brain volume, but retains overall neuroarchitecture (Evans et al. 2006). Transcription factor FOXP2 plays an important role in development of motor functions, brachiocephalic formation, cartilage and connective tissue- structures that are important for the development of speech and language (Konopka et al. 2009). Intelligence is ability of speed and efficiency of problem solving and managing with new situations (Roth and Dicke 2005). Consciousness is the privileged status of subjective reality, which exists not only in humans, but also in other animals (Harmon 2012). The ability of memory is one of the key variables for the leap in the development of intelligence, speech, experience and awareness (Balter 2010). Culture is a means of conveying information about an individual to the individual in a way different from the genetic (Lewin and Foley 2004). Development of brain and intelligence are basis for development of culture (Lewin and Foley 2004). In addition to the latter, development of consciousness is extremely important, which interact with all these parameters (brain, intelligence, culture).

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Franjević, Damjan
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 9
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 12:17
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3089

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