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Brain architecture : understanding the basic plan.

Author: Larry W Swanson
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Written in clear and sparkling prose, beautifully illustrated and thoroughly updated, 'Brain Architecture' is a must-read for anyone interested in the science of how the brain works.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Swanson, Larry W.
Brain architecture.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2010053538
(OCoLC)694223935
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry W Swanson
OCLC Number: 990607860
Language Note: English.
Notes: Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 331 pages) : illustrations
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.

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Neuroanatomy is usually associated with boring memorization and dense terminology. But Swanson has brought the subject to life by focusing on the principles that underlie brain structure and Read more...

 
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