Barbara Finlay is the W.R Kenan Professor of Psychology at Cornell University, and co-editor of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Beginning from sensory physiology and developmental neurobiology, she evolved into a scientist studying the interaction of development and evolution in the construction of the brain.
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Grandmother Fish is a child’s first book of evolution. The book engages a young child’s imagination with sounds and motions that imitate animals, especially our direct ancestors. It’s our story of where we came from, told so simply that a preschooler can follow it.
From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues, altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups. “Groups that work” undeniably exist in nature and human society, although special conditions are required for their evolution.