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Brain architecture : understanding the basic plan

Author: Larry W Swanson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Brain Architecture is the continued exploration of how the brain works. At the very core of our existence, the brain generates our thoughts and feelings, directs our voluntary interactions with the environment, and coordinates all of the vital functions within the body itself. This long-overdue new edition explains this oftentimes daunting intricacy in exquisite detail.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry W Swanson
ISBN: 9780195378580 019537858X
OCLC Number: 694223935
Description: xv, 331 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Thinking about the brain : body and mind --
How the brain works : history, structure, and function --
The simplest nervous systems : neurons, nerve nets, and behavior --
Centralization and symmetry : ganglia and nerves --
The basic vertebrate plan : transverse divisions --
Neurogenesis : longitudinal divisions, parts list, and adult flatmap --
Brain and behavior : a four systems network model --
The motor system : coordinating external and internal behaviors --
The behavioral state system : intrinsic control of sleep and wakefulness --
The cognitive system : thinking and voluntary control of behavior --
The sensory system : inputs from environment and body --
Modifiability learning, stress, cycles, and damage repair --
Genome and connectome.
Responsibility: Larry W. Swanson.


Written in clear and sparkling prose, beautifully illustrated, and thoroughly updated, Brain Architecture, Second Edition is must-read for anyone interested in the science of how the brain works.  Read more...
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This short book deserves wide readership. It could serve both as a general introduction for the undergraduate and as a means to wide one's horizon for the experienced researcher. Jan Voogd, Science I Read more...

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