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Brains : how they seem to work

Author: Dale Purves
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the field's leading scientists takes readers on a guided tour through the recent history of neuroscience and offers a notion as to where neuroscience may well be headed next.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Purves
ISBN: 9780137055098 0137055099
OCLC Number: 647074423
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Preface viiChapter 1 Neuroscience circa 1960 1Chapter 2 Neurobiology at Harvard 17Chapter 3 Biophysics at University College 37Chapter 4 Nerve cells versus brain systems 51Chapter 5 Neural development 69Chapter 6 Exploring brain systems 87Chapter 7 The visual system: Hubel and Wiesel redux 105Chapter 8 Visual perception 123Chapter 9 Perceiving color 143Chapter 10 Theorganization of perceptual qualities 161Chapter 11 Perceiving geometry 179Chapter 12 Perceiving motion 201Chapter 13 How brains seem to work 219Suggested reading 235Glossary 241Illustration credits 275Acknowledgments 281About the author 283Index 285
Responsibility: Dale Purves.

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"The 'Brains' in Dale Purves' book are both the focus of his research and the intellectual giants with whom he mixed in his remarkable career. At one level Brains is a charming autobiography; at Read more...

 
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