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Brain structure and its origins : in development and in evolution of behavior and the mind

Author: Gerald E Schneider
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the brain's anatomical organization and functions with explanations in terms of evolutionary adaptations and development.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald E Schneider
ISBN: 9780262026734 0262026732
OCLC Number: 879942254
Description: xxiv, 699 pages : illustrations (certaines en couleur) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Getting ready for a brain structure primer --
2. Methods for mapping pathways and interconnections that enable the integrative activity of the CNS --
3. Evolution of multicellular organisms with neuron-based coordination --
4. Expansions of the neuronal apparatus of success --
5. The ancestors of mammals --
6. Some specializations involving head receptors and brain expansions --
7. The components of the forebrain including the specialty of the mammals --
8. The neural tube forms in the embryo, and CNS development begins --
9. The lower levels of background support --
Intermission : the ventricular system, the meninges, and the glial cells --
10. Hindbrain organization, specializations, and distortions. 11. Why a midbrain? --
12. Picturing the forebrain with a focus on mammals --
13. Growth of the great networks of nervous systems --
14. Overview of motor system structure --
15. Descending pathways and evolution --
16. The temporal patterns of movements --
17. Widespread changes in brain state --
18. Taste --
19. Olfaction --
20. Visual systems : origins and functions --
21. Visual systems : the retinal projections --
22. The visual endbrain structures --
23. Auditory systems --
24. Forebrain origins --
25. Regulating the internal milieu and the basic instincts --
26. Core pathways of the limbic system, with memory for meaningful places. 27. Hormones and the shaping of brain structures --
28. The medial pallium becomes the hippocampus --
29. The limbic striatum and its outpost in the temporal lobe --
30. The major subpallial structure of the endbrain --
31. Lost dopamine axons --
Intermission : neurogenesis in mature brains --
32. Structural origins of object cognition, place cognition, dexterity, and planning --
33. Basic neocortal organization --
34. Structural change in development and in maturity.
Responsibility: Gerald E. Schneider.

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