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Cerebral CortexPrinciples of Operation

Cerebral Cortex: Principles of Operation

Edmund T. Rolls

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784852
eISBN:
9780191836299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784852.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

The aim of this book is to provide insight into the principles of operation of the cerebral cortex. These principles are key to understanding how we, as humans, function. There have been few previous ... More

The Evolution of Memory Systems

The Evolution of Memory Systems

Elisabeth A. Murray, Steven P. Wise, and Kim S. Graham

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199686438
eISBN:
9780191766312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686438.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Clinical observations and animal experiments have shaped the prevailing view of human memory. This doctrine holds that the “medial temporal lobe” subserves one memory system for explicit or ... More

Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self

Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self

John Montgomery and David Bodznick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198758860
eISBN:
9780191834752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758860.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The cerebellum is an intriguing component of the brain. In humans, it occupies only 10% of the brain volume, yet has approximately 69 billion neurons, i.e. 80% of the nerve cells in the brain! A ... More

The Human AdvantageA New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies, use 25% of all the energy the body requires each day, and became enormous in hardly any ... More

The Pragmatic TurnToward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston, and Danica Kragic (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Cognitive science is experiencing a pragmatic turn away from the traditional representation-centered framework toward a view that focuses on understanding cognition as “enactive.” This enactive view ... More

Principles of Neural Design

Principles of Neural Design

Peter Sterling and Simon Laughlin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The human brain is far smarter than a supercomputer but requires 100,000-fold less energy and space. Such efficient information processing is governed by ten principles of design. These apply to the ... 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

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

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