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The Resource Understanding the brain : from cells to behavior to cognition, John E. Dowling

Understanding the brain : from cells to behavior to cognition, John E. Dowling

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Understanding the brain : from cells to behavior to cognition
Title
Understanding the brain
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from cells to behavior to cognition
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John E. Dowling
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eng
Summary
No reader curious about our "little grey cells" will want to pass up Harvard neuroscientist John E. Dowling's brief introduction to the brain. In this up-to-date revision of his 1998 book Creating Mind, Dowling conveys the essence and vitality of the field of neuroscience--examining the progress we've made in understanding how brains work, and shedding light on discoveries having to do with aging, mental illness, and brain health. The first half of the book provides the nuts-and-bolts necessary for an up-to-date understanding of the brain. Covering the general organization of the brain, early chapters explain how cells communicate with one another to enable us to experience the world. The rest of the book touches on higher-level concepts such as vision, perception, language, memory, emotion, and consciousness. Beautifully illustrated and lucidly written, this introduction elegantly reveals the beauty of the organ that makes us uniquely human. --
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Dowling, John E
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612.8/2
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QP376
  • QP376
LC item number
  • .D698 2018
  • .D695 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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WL 300
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Dowling, John E
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  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
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Understanding the brain : from cells to behavior to cognition, John E. Dowling
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"Portions of this material appeared in different form in John Dowling's Creating mind: how the brain works (1998)."--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
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Contents
Preface -- Part one. Cellular neurobiology : the nuts and bolts. The uniqueness of the brain -- Brain signals -- Neuromodulation, drugs, and the brain -- Sensing the world -- Part two. Systems neuroscience : getting at behaviors. Simpler nervous systems : the invertebrates -- Vertebrate brains ; Vision : window to the brain -- Part three. Cognitive science : higher brain function and mind. From brain to mind : visual perception -- The dynamic brain : development and plasticity -- Language and brain imaging -- Remembering things : learning and memory -- The emotional brain : rationality -- Consciousness
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780393712575
Lccn
2018009314
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • on1023537961
  • (OCoLC)1023537961
  • 991685
Label
Understanding the brain : from cells to behavior to cognition, John E. Dowling
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Portions of this material appeared in different form in John Dowling's Creating mind: how the brain works (1998)."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part one. Cellular neurobiology : the nuts and bolts. The uniqueness of the brain -- Brain signals -- Neuromodulation, drugs, and the brain -- Sensing the world -- Part two. Systems neuroscience : getting at behaviors. Simpler nervous systems : the invertebrates -- Vertebrate brains ; Vision : window to the brain -- Part three. Cognitive science : higher brain function and mind. From brain to mind : visual perception -- The dynamic brain : development and plasticity -- Language and brain imaging -- Remembering things : learning and memory -- The emotional brain : rationality -- Consciousness
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780393712575
Lccn
2018009314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1023537961
  • (OCoLC)1023537961
  • 991685

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