From Neuron To Brain

Author: John G. Nicholls
Editor: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 9780878934393
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In the 25 years since From Neuron to Brain was first published, the authors' aim has remained constant: to describe how nerve cells go about their business of transmitting signals, how the signals are put together, and how, out of this integration, higher functions emerge. The new Fourth Edition, while maintaining this focus, has been completely reformatted and updated. Intended for use in upper-level undergraduate, graduate, psychology and medical school Neuroscience courses, From Neuron to Brain will be of interest to anyone, with or without a specialized background in biological sciences, who is curious about the workings of the nervous system. It presents a readable and coherent account of how cellular and molecular approaches can provide insights into the workings of the brain.

From Neuron To Brain

Author: Stephen W. Kuffler
Editor: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
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From Neuron To Brain

Author: A. Robert Martin
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ISBN: 9781605359335
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"For the instructor of Introduction to Neuroscience or Neurobiology courses with students who are intimidated by the study of the brain, our textbook From Neuron to Brain is designed to present difficult material on the nervous system through the process of experimentation. Lines of research are followed from the inception of an idea to new findings being made in laboratories and clinics today, allowing students to follow the path of experimentation toward an understanding of how the nervous system works. Nicholls et al. have built a readable and informative text that explains how nerve cells go about their business of transmitting signals, how the signals are put together, and how higher function emerges from this integration, all in an accessible and exciting way that will appeal to students. From Neuron to Brain, Sixth Edition and its exploration of the intricate workings of the nervous system will be of interest to instructors teaching undergraduate, graduate, and medical school courses in neuroscience"--

I Of The Vortex

Author: Rodolfo R. Llin's
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621632
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A highly original theory of how the mind-brain works, based on the author's study of single neuronal cells. Color Figures from the book are now available online—click the title for more information.

Outlines Highlights For From Neuron To Brain

Author: Nicholls
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From Neurons To Self Consciousness

Author: Bernard Korzeniewski
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781616142278
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What is consciousness? This book constructs a novel theory about how consciousness gradually emerged in the course of evolution from the single neuron in certain species of sea anemone to the complex neural network of the human brain.

From Neuron To Cognition Via Computational Neuroscience

Author: Michael A. Arbib
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262335271
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A comprehensive, integrated, and accessible textbook presenting core neuroscientific topics from a computational perspective, tracing a path from cells and circuits to behavior and cognition. This textbook presents a wide range of subjects in neuroscience from a computational perspective. It offers a comprehensive, integrated introduction to core topics, using computational tools to trace a path from neurons and circuits to behavior and cognition. Moreover, the chapters show how computational neuroscience—methods for modeling the causal interactions underlying neural systems—complements empirical research in advancing the understanding of brain and behavior. The chapters—all by leaders in the field, and carefully integrated by the editors—cover such subjects as action and motor control; neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and reinforcement learning; vision; and language—the core of human cognition. The book can be used for advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses. It presents all necessary background in neuroscience beyond basic facts about neurons and synapses and general ideas about the structure and function of the human brain. Students should be familiar with differential equations and probability theory, and be able to pick up the basics of programming in MATLAB and/or Python. Slides, exercises, and other ancillary materials are freely available online, and many of the models described in the chapters are documented in the brain operation database, BODB (which is also described in a book chapter). Contributors Michael A. Arbib, Joseph Ayers, James Bednar, Andrej Bicanski, James J. Bonaiuto, Nicolas Brunel, Jean-Marie Cabelguen, Carmen Canavier, Angelo Cangelosi, Richard P. Cooper, Carlos R. Cortes, Nathaniel Daw, Paul Dean, Peter Ford Dominey, Pierre Enel, Jean-Marc Fellous, Stefano Fusi, Wulfram Gerstner, Frank Grasso, Jacqueline A. Griego, Ziad M. Hafed, Michael E. Hasselmo, Auke Ijspeert, Stephanie Jones, Daniel Kersten, Jeremie Knuesel, Owen Lewis, William W. Lytton, Tomaso Poggio, John Porrill, Tony J. Prescott, John Rinzel, Edmund Rolls, Jonathan Rubin, Nicolas Schweighofer, Mohamed A. Sherif, Malle A. Tagamets, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, Nathan Vierling-Claasen, Xiao-Jing Wang, Christopher Williams, Ransom Winder, Alan L. Yuille

From Neuron To Action

Author: Lüder Deecke
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662026015
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A rich source of information about human voluntary movement in health and disease can be found in this book. The most esteemed researchers in their respective fields bring you up-to-date articles. Their collected work combines fundamental research in the life sciences with clinical neuroscience in a unique overview. The interdisciplinary aspects of motor physiology uncover a wealth of information for researchers from neighboring disciplines. For example, oculomotor research, vestibular research, equilibrium, sensory research and cognition, evolution, synaptic and elementary processes and the neurological sciences can be discovered.

Principles Of Neural Development

Author: Dale Purves
Editor: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
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I Of The Vortex

Author: Rodolfo R. Llinas
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262296969
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A highly original theory of how the mind-brain works, based on the author's study of single neuronal cells. In I of the Vortex, Rodolfo Llinas, a founding father of modern brain science, presents an original view of the evolution and nature of mind. According to Llinas, the "mindness state" evolved to allow predictive interactions between mobile creatures and their environment. He illustrates the early evolution of mind through a primitive animal called the "sea squirt." The mobile larval form has a brainlike ganglion that receives sensory information about the surrounding environment. As an adult, the sea squirt attaches itself to a stationary object and then digests most of its own brain. This suggests that the nervous system evolved to allow active movement in animals. To move through the environment safely, a creature must anticipate the outcome of each movement on the basis of incoming sensory data. Thus the capacity to predict is most likely the ultimate brain function. One could even say that Self is the centralization of prediction. At the heart of Llinas's theory is the concept of oscillation. Many neurons possess electrical activity, manifested as oscillating variations in the minute voltages across the cell membrane. On the crests of these oscillations occur larger electrical events that are the basis for neuron-to-neuron communication. Like cicadas chirping in unison, a group of neurons oscillating in phase can resonate with a distant group of neurons. This simultaneity of neuronal activity is the neurobiological root of cognition. Although the internal state that we call the mind is guided by the senses, it is also generated by the oscillations within the brain. Thus, in a certain sense, one could say that reality is not all "out there," but is a kind of virtual reality.