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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
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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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A Harvard neuroscientist, in this newly revised and updated version of his 1998 book Creating Mind, examines the progress we have made in understanding how brains work and sheds light on discoveries having to do with aging, mental illness and brain health
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10738947
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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
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.D695 2018
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non fiction
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  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
  • MEDICAL / Neuroscience
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from cells to behavior to cognition
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Understanding the brain : from cells to behavior to cognition, John E. Dowling
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Orignally published: Creating mind / John E. Dowling. c1998
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Cellular neurobiology: the nuts and bolts. The uniqueness of the brain ; Brain signals ; Neuromodulation, drugs, and the brain ; Sensing the world -- Systems neuroscience: getting at behaviors. Simpler nervous systems: the invertebrates ; Vertebrate brains ; Vision: window to the brain -- 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
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on1023537961
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25 cm
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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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(OCoLC)1023537961
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Understanding the brain : from cells to behavior to cognition, John E. Dowling
Publication
Note
Orignally published: Creating mind / John E. Dowling. c1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cellular neurobiology: the nuts and bolts. The uniqueness of the brain ; Brain signals ; Neuromodulation, drugs, and the brain ; Sensing the world -- Systems neuroscience: getting at behaviors. Simpler nervous systems: the invertebrates ; Vertebrate brains ; Vision: window to the brain -- 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
Control code
on1023537961
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
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(OCoLC)1023537961

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