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The Self-Organizing Social Mind

John Bolender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014441
eISBN:
9780262289238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014441.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book proposes a new explanation for the forms of social relations. It argues that the core of social-relational cognition exhibits beauty—in the physicist’s sense of the word, associated with ... More


Is Half a Loaf Worse than No Bread?: The Role of Normal and Abnormal Patterns of Neuronal Activity in the Development of the Visual System

Barbara Chapman

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter explains the importance of normal and abnormal patterns of neuronal activity in the development of the visual system. It reveals that altering cause patterns of retinal activity can ... More


Microstimulation Effects on Thalamic Neurons

Itzhak Fried

in Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain: Probing Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027205
eISBN:
9780262323994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter describes the use of intraoperative microelectrode recordings and microstimulation in thalamus to study the effects of high frequency stimulation on the neural activity of thalamic ... More


The Transfer of Optic Information through the Lateral Geniculate Body of the Rabbit

Arden Geoffrey B. and Söderberg Ulf

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter presents experiments with the goal of examining the discharges of lateral geniculate cells under conditions in which the nervous input to the lateral geniculate body differed widely. In ... More


A Thorny Question: The Role of Spine Morphogenesis in Adaptive Plasticity

Hamilton Andrew and Zito Karen

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses some of the most exciting recent discoveries concerning the mechanisms of spine synapse plasticity and reviews the most intriguing questions which still loom over these tiny ... More


Nerve Growth Factor and Alzheimer’s Disease: New Twists to an Old Story

Cattaneo Antonino

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter describes the connection between the nerve growth factor (NGF) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It reveals that NGF can be considered as an anti-amyloidogenic factor that normally keeps the ... More


The Engram Revisited On the Elusive Permanence of Memory

Yadin Dudai

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter describes memory as involving the endurance of physical changes in the organism and focuses particularly on the term engram—introduced by Richard Semon to refer to such changes. Although ... More


Selected Developments in Psychophysics, with Implications for Sensory Organization

Pollack Irwin

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter outlines selected recent developments in psychophysics that may be relevant to problems of sensory organization. It is assumed in this discussion that psychophysics is concerned ... More


Memory and Imagination in Romantic Fiction

Alan Richardson

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter underscores the differences between memory and imagination, and shows that they refer to markedly different human capacities concerned with distinct areas of mental activity. Memory is ... More


Handedness and Cerebral Asymmetry: An Evolutionary Perspective

Michael C. Corballis

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0063
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter concentrates on the evolutionary origin of hemispheric asymmetry, addressing manual dexterity and language. It investigates the possible evolutionary and genetic sources of the ... More


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