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Brain architecture : understanding the basic plan

Author: Larry W Swanson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

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.

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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.
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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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