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Beyond the zonules of Zinn : a fantastic journey through your brain

Author: David Bainbridge
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Combines an otherworldly journey through the central nervous system with an account of how the brain's anatomy has often misled anatomists about its function. This book shows that for hundreds of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
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Bainbridge, David.
Beyond the zonules of Zinn.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007021595
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bainbridge
OCLC Number: 748902622
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: * Prologue I. A Grand Tour of Terra Incognita The spinal cord * Skull Marrow First thoughts about the mind * Servants and Guards of the Great King The classical brain * The Brain as Geography Maps of the mind * A River Runs Through It The development of a brain * Leonardo's Butterfly The spinal cord * Interlude The worm that turned (over) II. An Assault on the Senses The brain stem * A Forest So Dense The new anatomy of Santiago Ramon y Cajal * The Little Fish Who Never Grew Up The origins of the ear * The Brain as Archaeology The hindbrain * Beauty Is in the Eye of the, er, Squid The origins of the eye * Hillocks, Buttocks, Blindsight, and Black Stuff The midbrain * Stinkin' and Thinkin' The origins of the nose * Into the Marriage Chamber for Some Sexy Synesthesia Entering the forebrain * Why Is "D" Brown? When the senses mix * Interlude Shrapnel and magnets III. Where All the Mind May Be Found? The cortex * The Brain as Engineering Wilder Penfield and the cortex * The Apparent Disorder of the Cerebral Jungle What is in those hemispheres? * The Seahorse and the Almond Memory, learning, and fear * The Hard Question Brain size and consciousness * Epilogue: No Turning Back * Further Reading * Index
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In this "geographical tour" of the nervous system, readers will find an entertaining and enlightening history of neuroscience and a look at the anatomy of the brain...The book's relaxed pace, Read more...

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