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The neurobiology of an insect brain

Author: Malcolm Burrows
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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This book reviews recent advances in insect neurobiology. By concentrating largely on one insect, the locust, this book unravels the mechanisms by which a brain integrates the vast array of sensory information to generate movement and behavior.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burrows, Malcolm.
Neurobiology of an insect brain.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996
(DLC) 96017651
(OCoLC)34546893
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Burrows
ISBN: 0585210802 9780585210803 9780191724411 0191724416
OCLC Number: 44954885
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 682 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Biology of locusts and grasshoppers --
Anatomy of the nervous system --
Components of the nervous system --
Development of the nervous system --
Neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and neurohormones --
Actions of neuromodulators --
Controlling local movements of the legs --
Walking --
Jumping --
Escape movements --
Flying --
Breathing.
Responsibility: Malcolm Burrows.
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A thorough synthesis of results from insect neurological work since the 1970s. The text reviews advances in insect biology and highlights the contributions from this field to medical understanding of  Read more...

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