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1755564 Greenspan, Ralph J.:
An Introduction to Nervous Systems
  Preis:   € 57,35

Einband: Hardcover
Auflage: 1. Aufl.
Verlag: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Erscheinungsdatum: 03/2007
Seiten: 172
Abbildungen: illus., bibliography, glossary, index

ISBN-10: 0-87969-757-1   
ISBN-13: 978-087969757-0


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Beschreibung
An Introduction to Nervous Systems presents the principles of neurobiology from an evolutionary perspective—from single–celled organisms to complex invertebrates such as flies—and is ideal for use as a supplemental textbook. Greenspan describes the mechanisms that allow behavior to become ever more sophisticated—from simple avoidance behavior of Paramecium through to the complex cognitive behaviors of the honeybee—and shows how these mechanisms produce the increasing neural complexity found in these organisms. The book ends with a discussion of what is universal about nervous systems and what may be required, neurobiologically, to be human. This novel and highly readable presentation of fundamental principles of neurobiology is designed to be accessible to undergraduate and graduate students not already steeped in the subject.
Inhalt
Preface
Introduction: What Are Brains For?
1. Avoidance and the Single Cell: Ionic Signals
2. You Can’t Run but Maybe You Can Hide: Chemical Signals
3. Truth for the Jellyfish: Coordination to Fit the Occasion
4. Modulation: The Spice of Neural Life
5. An Internal Wake-up Call
6. Wanderlust
7. Love on the Fly
8. The World as We Find It
9. Are All Brains Alike? Are All Brains Different?
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

Autoreninfo
Ralph J. Greenspan, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, California
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