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Governing behavior : how nerve cell dictatorships and democracies control everything we do

Author: Ari Berkowitz
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2016] ©2016
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"Everything we and other animals do is caused by electrical signals in nerve cells, or neurons. Neurons are organized into circuits, like the electrical circuits that run electronic devices. This book explores how these circuits function to control behaviors. In some circuits, a single neuron acts like a dictator, gathering information from many sources, making decisions, and issuing commands to produce movements,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Berkowitz, Ari, 1961-
Governing behavior
(DLC) 2015033365
(OCoLC)921926270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ari Berkowitz
ISBN: 9780674545939 0674545931
OCLC Number: 944445009
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: How to spy on the government --
Isn't there an easier way? --
Neuronal dictatorships --
Neuronal democracies --
How are the factories run? --
The plot (and the chemical soup) thickens --
Government surveillance --
Government self-monitoring --
Becoming a political animal --
Governing behavior.
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From simple reflexes to complex movements, all animal behavior is governed by a nervous system. But what kind of government is it-a dictatorship or a democracy? Ari Berkowitz explains the variety of  Read more...

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