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The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Gordon M. Shepherd (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195159561
eISBN:
9780199864447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159561.001.1
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Synapses are the contact sites that enable neurons to form connections between each other in order to transmit and process neural information. Synaptic organization is concerned with the principles ... More

Synergy

Synergy

Mark L. Latash

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333169
eISBN:
9780199864195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333169.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Techniques

This book discusses a general problem in biology: the lack of an adequate language for formulating biologically specific problems. This book describes recent progress in the control and coordination ... More

Translational NeuroscienceToward New Therapies

Translational Neuroscience: Toward New Therapies

Karoly Nikolich and Steven E. Hyman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029865
eISBN:
9780262329859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029865.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Translational neuroscience faces considerable challenges, as available therapies to treat brain and nervous system disorders are extremely limited and dated. Drug efficacy for depression, anxiety, ... More

The Two Halves of the BrainInformation Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Kenneth Hugdahl and Rene Westerhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Hemispheric asymmetry is one of the basic aspects of perception and cognitive processing. The different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain have been studied with renewed ... More

Understanding VisionTheory, Models, and Data

Understanding Vision: Theory, Models, and Data

Li Zhaoping

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199564668
eISBN:
9780191772504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564668.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book explains computational principles and models of biological visual processing, in particular, of primate vision. Vision scientists unfamiliar with mathematical details should be able to ... More

Unlocking the BrainVolume 1: Coding

Unlocking the Brain: Volume 1: Coding

Georg Northoff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826988
eISBN:
9780199399024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826988.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This first volume presents its argument for how the brain must code the relationship between its resting-state activity and stimulus-induced activity in order to enable and predispose mental states ... More

Unlocking the BrainVolume 2: Consciousness

Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Georg Northoff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book addresses consciousness by hypothesizing about the relationship between particular neuronal mechanisms and the various phenomenal features of consciousness. It puts consciousness in the ... More

The Vestibular SystemA Sixth Sense

The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean Buttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book presents an integrative look at the sense that Aristotle missed. The vestibular system plays a vital role in everyday life, contributing to a surprising range of functions from reflexes to ... More

VisionHow It Works and What Can Go Wrong

Vision: How It Works and What Can Go Wrong

John E. Dowling and Jr. Joseph L. Dowling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034616
eISBN:
9780262333566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034616.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The visual system is our best understood sensory system, and for humans vision is paramount. Surveys indicate people fear blindness more than any other sensory disability. Most visual problems ... More

Visual Aspects of Dyslexia

Visual Aspects of Dyslexia

John Stein and Zoï Kapoula (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589814
eISBN:
9780191744785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589814.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

Dyslexia affects about 10% of all children and is a potent cause of loss of self-confidence, personal and family misery, and waste of potential. Although the dominant view is that it is caused by ... More

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