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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

Who Needs Emotions?The brain meets the robot

Who Needs Emotions?: The brain meets the robot

Jean-Marc Fellous and Michael A. Arbib (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195166194
eISBN:
9780199847020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The idea that one day robots may have emotions has captured the imagination of many and has been dramatized by robots and androids in many famous movies. This book ... More

Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a BellUnderstanding the feel of consciousness

Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness

J. Kevin O'Regan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199775224
eISBN:
9780199919031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book proposes a novel view to explain how we as humans—contrary to current robots—can have the impression of consciously feeling things: for example the red of a sunset, the smell of a rose, the ... More

Your Brain on FoodHow Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Gary Wenk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This book demonstrates how everything we put into our bodies effects certain neurotransmitters concerned with behavior and as a result has very direct consequences for how we think, feel, and act. ... More

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