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Eccles, John C. (John Carew) 1903-1997

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Works: 245 works in 1,100 publications in 8 languages and 19,187 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Controversial literature  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Collector, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: QP376, 612.82
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The self and its brain by Karl R Popper( Book )

135 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hirn / Bewusstsein / Wahrnehmung
The understanding of the brain by John C Eccles( Book )

62 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonder of being human : our brain and our mind by John C Eccles( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the human consciousness and argues that many scientific theories of human nature denigrate the value of humanity
Evolution of the brain : creation of the self by John C Eccles( Book )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and German and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Nobel Prize-winner, Sir John Eccles, tells the story of how man came to be as he is, not only as an animal at the end of the hominid evolutionary line, but also as a human being possessed of reflective consciousness
The human mystery by John C Eccles( Book )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans cette série d'exposés, l'auteur, Prix Nobel de médecine 1963, "s'interroge sur ce qu'il appelle les grands et mystérieux problèmes qui dépassent aujourd'hui la science": origine et évolution de l'univers, origine de la vie et évolution biologique, évolution humaine, évolution culturelle, cerveau humain et rapports cerveau-esprit. Malgré la tendance dominante, il adopte une position franchement dualiste face au mystère de l'homme et de l'esprit
The physiology of nerve cells by John C Eccles( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and Spanish and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiology of synapses by John C Eccles( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Physiology of Synapses
Molecular neurobiology of the mammalian brain by Patrick L McGeer( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human brain is the inner universe through which all external events are perceived. That fact alone should ensure that neuroscience will eventually receive top priority in the list of human endeavors. The brain represents the pinnacle of sophistication in the realm of living systems. Yet it is an imperfect organ, whose failures in disease processes lead to the occupation of more than half of all hospital beds and whose variable performance in the healthy state contributes in undetermined degree to the world's social problems. Every significant advance in our understanding of the brain has yielded enormous practical dividends. There is every reason to believe the future holds even greater promise. It can be said that brain research took root near the end of the last century when Ram6n y Cajal proved beyond doubt that the neuron is the basic functioning unit of the brain and Sherrington revealed its method of transmitting impulses. But it is only in the past two decades that neuroscience has been established as a recognized discipline where the anatomical, physiological, and chemical aspects of neuronal function are treated in a unified fashion. It can be anticipated that this logical advance'will allow brain research to reach new levels of sophistication. Already it has resulted in the establishment of graduate programs at dozens of universities, and the found ing of numerous journals devoted to reports of interdisciplinary research on the brain
Facing reality; philosophical adventures by a brain scientist by John C Eccles( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The titling of this book - "Facing Reality" - came to me unbidden, presumably from my subconscious! But, when it came, it seemed to be right, because that essentially is what I am trying to do in this book. " Facing" is to be understood in the sense of "looking at in a steadfast and unflinching manner". It thus contrasts with "Confronting" which has the sense of "looking at with hostility and defiance". As I face life with its joys and its sorrows, its successes and its failures, its peace and its turmoil, my attitude is one of serene acceptance and gratitude and not one of angry and arrogant confrontation and rejection. The other component of the title - "Reality" - is the ultimate reality for each of us as conscious beings - our birth - our self-hood in its long stream of becoming throughout our life - our death and apparent annihilation. This is the Reality that we each of us must face if we are to live and adventure as free and responsible beings and not as mere playthings of chance and circumstance, going through a mean ingless farce from birth to death with the search ever for distraction and self-forgetfulness. As a brain scientist I have specialist knowledge of that wonderful part of the body that is alone concerned in the whole Iife-Iong interplay between the conscious self and the extern al world, including other selves
The neurophysiological basis of mind; the principles of neurophysiology by John C Eccles( Book )

38 editions published between 1952 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human psyche by John C Eccles( Book )

39 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brain and conscious experience : study Week, September 28 to October 4, 1964, of the Pontificia Academia Scientiarum ; [papers and discussions] by Pontificia Accademia delle scienze( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and German and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planning of this Study Week at the Pontifical Academy of Science from September 28 to October 4, 1964, began just two years before when the President, Professor Lemaitre, asked me if 1 would be responsible for a Study Week relating Psychology to what we may call the Neurosciences. 1 accepted this responsibility on the understanding that 1 could have as sistance from two colleagues in the Academy, Professors Heymans and Chagas. Besides participating in the Study Week they gave me much needed assistance and advice in the arduous and, at times, perplexing task that 1 had undertaken, and 1 gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness to them. Though there have been in recent years many symposia concerned with the so-called higher functions of the brain, for example with percep tion, learning and conditioning, and with the processing of information in the brain, there has to my knowledge been no symposium specifically with brain functions and consciousness since the memorable treating Laurentian Conference of 1953, which was later published in 1954 as the book, "Brain Mechanisms and Consciousness
How the self controls its brain by John C Eccles( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author has collected a number of his important works and added an extensive commentary relating his ideas to those of other prominentnames in the consciousness debate. The view presented here is that of a convinced dualist who challenges in a lively and humorous way the prevailing materialist "doctrines" of many recent works. Also included is a new attempt to explain mind-brain interaction via a quantum process affecting the release of neurotransmitters. John Eccles received a knighthood in 1958 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology in 1963. He has numerous other awards honouring his major contributions to neurophysiology
The cerebellum as a neuronal machine, by John C. Eccles [et al.] by John C Eccles( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has had a three-fold origin, corresponding to the discoveries made by the three authors and their collaborators during the last few years - mostly since 1962. A most fruitful symposium on the cerebellum was held in Tokyo at the time of the International Physiological Congress in September 1965, and there was then formulated the project of writing this book so as to organize all this new knowledge and make it readily available, and to give opportunity for the con ceptual developments that may be seen in Chapters XI, XII and XV in particular. The present account of the physiological properties of the cerebellar cortex is based to a large extent on systematic investigations that were concerned with discovering the mode of operation of the constituent neuronal elements of the cerebellar cortex. This work was carried out in the Physiology Department of the Australian National University from 1963 to 1966 in collaboration with several visiting scientists - initially Drs. ANDERSEN, OscARssaN and VooRHOEVE and later Drs. LuNAs, SAsAKI and STRATA - to all of whom grateful thanks are extended for a great many of the figures, and even more significantly for the original and critical contributions that they made to so many aspects of this exploration into the mode of operation of the neural machinery of the cerebellar cortex
The future of science : 1975 Nobel Conference by Timothy C. L Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brain and human behavior by A. G Karczmar( Book )

18 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is based on the Symposium on "The Brain and Human Behavior," held in October of 1969 as a part of the centennial observance of the Loyola Uni versity of Chicago. As President of the University, I was pleased to offer the University's support for the organization of this Symposium and to participate in some of its sessions. The volume which I now have the pleasure to introduce employs the materials of the Symposium as a framework. Its chapters constitute updated and greatly expanded versions of the original presentations, edited and organized so as to constitute an integrated picture of Neurosciences and their epistemological aspects. It seems appropriate for me to describe at this time certain features of this Jesuit University and of its Centennial which are particularly pertinent in the context of the present volume. Loyola University of Chicago opened its classes on September 5, 1870 with a faculty of 4 and a student body of 37. Today, Loyola University is the largest in dependent University in Illinois and the largest institution of higher learning under Catholic sponsorship in the United States of America. The University comprises twelve schools and colleges, a faculty of more than 1,600 and a student body of 16,545. As an institution of learning, this University is dedicated to knowledge; but perhaps more particularly than others, it is dedicated to the integration of truth and the knowledge of man as such
Sherrington, his life and thought by John C Eccles( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So much has been written about the scientific contributions of Sherrington that the man himself, and his thoughts, have been overshadowed. More and more, students of history are calling for creative writing on the whole man, particularly when he is a genius. Those interested in the genesis of ideas want to know the settings for discoveries and the relevant circumstances which ushered in new truths and new insights. The "prepared mind" which Pasteur saw as the only one to be "favoured by fortune" is of immense importance in science, and our account of Sherring ton, we hope, will fill a very real gap in this field. During his life Sherrington actively discouraged any sugges tions that a biography be written. For that reason it was not until 1947 that there were any biographical notes by John Fulton, Graham Brown and A. D. Ritchie in a number of the British Medical Journal commemorating his ninetieth birthday, and in addition there was a leading article entitled "The Influence of Sherrington on Oinical Neurology". He left no autobiographical material except the few pages of reminiscences entitled "Mar ginalia", an essay written in honour of Charles Singer (1953)
The inhibitory pathways of the central nervous system by John C Eccles( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiology of spinal neurons by John C Eccles( Book )

17 editions published in 1964 in English and Dutch and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiology of Spinal Neurons
Organization of the spinal cord by John C Eccles( Book )

17 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (510)

German (119)

Italian (24)

Spanish (13)

French (9)

Dutch (2)

Portuguese (1)

Polish (1)

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Evolution of the brain : creation of the selfMolecular neurobiology of the mammalian brainOrganization of the spinal cordComplementarity of mind and body : Descartes, Einstein, and Eccles