Item description for El alma esta en el cerebro / The Soul is in the Brain (Spanish Edition) by Eduardo Punset...
Throughout the ages, history s greatest minds have tried to answer the mysteries of the human brain, mysteries that in the twenty first century still continue to baffle us. Guided by the expert hand of Eduardo Punset, we come in contact with the reflections of some of the most relevant researchers to and penetrate, from a privileged position, into this great enigma. This runaway success has spent over 30 weeks in Spain s bestseller s lists. Description In Spanish: Emociones, ideas, temores, deseos, espiritualidad... y tantos otros aspectos de nuestra vida que nos caracterizan como seres humanos dependen de las complejsimas operaciones de nuestro cerebro. Cuando nos interrogamos acerca de nosotros mismos, son muchas las preguntas que surgen: es el alma el resultado de reacciones qumicas y elctricas, tan slo?, depende un aspecto tan relevante de nuestra existencia como el amor de unas meras conexiones neuronales?, se puede manipular el pensamiento de otros?, los artistas tienen un cerebro distinto?, lo que sugiere nuestro inconsciente es lo que somos?, nos engaan nuestras percepciones?, tenemos el mismo cerebro que nuestros antepasados de la Edad de Piedra? La cantidad de interrogantes que suscita el cerebro y su manera de funcionar es infinita. Cientficos, filsofos, artistas... todos los grandes pensadores se han sentidos atrados a lo largo de los tiempos por este misterio, pero en el siglo XXI el cerebro sigue siendo an el gran enigma que el hombre intenta desvelar. Este libro, que plantea las preguntas que todos nos hacemos, nos permite acercarnos, conducidos por Eduardo Punset, a las reflexiones de los investigadores ms relevantes y adentrarnos, desde una posicin privilegiada, en ese gran secreto que es el cerebro.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 5.9" Height: 1" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
ISBN 970770988X ISBN13 9789707709881
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Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) who served as a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, received the 1999 National Medal of Science from President Bill Clinton. She was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences starting in 1983 and of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences from 1997 forward. Author, editor, or coauthor of chapters in more than forty books, she published or had her work profiled in many journals, magazines, and books, among them Natural History, Science, Nature, New England Watershed, Scientific American, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science Firsts, and The Scientific 100. She made numerous contributions to the primary scientific literature of microbial evolution and cell biology.
Margulis's theory of species evolution by symbiogenesis, put forth in Acquiring Genomes (co-authored with Dorion Sagan, 2002), describes how speciation does not occur by random mutation alone but rather by symbiotic detente. Behavioral, chemical, and other interactions often lead to integration among organisms, members of different taxa. In well-documented cases some mergers create new species. Intimacy, physical contact of strangers, becomes part of the engine of life's evolution that accelerates the process of change. Margulis worked in the laboratory and field with many other scientists and students to show how specific ancient partnerships, in a given order over a billion years, generated the cells of the species we see with our unaided eyes. The fossil record, in fact, does not show Darwin's predicted gradual changes between closely related species but rather the "punctuated equilibrium" pattern described by Eldredge and Gould: a jump from one to a different species.
She worked on the "revolution in evolution" since she was a graduate student. In the last fifteen years of her life, Margulis co-authored several books with Dorion Sagan, among them What is Sex? (1997), What is Life? (1995), Mystery Dance: On the Evolution of Human Sexuality (1991), Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Evolution from Our Microbial Ancestors (1986), and Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination (1986).
Her work with K.V. Schwartz provided a consistent formal classification of all life on Earth and has lead to the third edition of Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth (1998). Their classification scheme was generated from scientific results of myriad colleagues and its logical-genealogical basis is summarized in her single-authored book Symbiosis in Cell Evolution: Microbial Communities in the Archean and Proterozoic Eons (second edition, 1993). The bacterial origins of both chloroplasts and mitochondria are now well established.
Since the mid-1970s, Margulis aided James E. Lovelock, FRS, in documenting his Gaia Theory, which posits that the Earth's surface interactions among living beings, rocks and soil, air and water have created a vast, self-regulating system. From the vantage of outer space the Earth looks like an amazing being; from the vantage of biochemistry it behaves in many ways like a giant organism.