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Imaging the Aging Brain

William Jagust and Mark D'Esposito (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

The study of brain aging has been revolutionized through advances in molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and brain imaging. The application of new concepts and techniques has permitted ... More


Tessellations

Pierre Calka

in New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232574
eISBN:
9780191716393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

Random tessellations and cellular structures occur in many domains of application, such as astrophysics, ecology, telecommunications, biochemistry and naturally cellular biology (see Stoyan, Kendall ... More


Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Donald T. Stuss and Robert T. Knight (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195134971
eISBN:
9780199864157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book provides a review of historical and current research on the function of the frontal lobes and frontal systems of the brain. The content spans frontal lobe functions from birth to old age, ... More


Against Reductionism

E. Brian Davies

in Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199219186
eISBN:
9780191711695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The extraordinary development of physical science over the last two centuries has led to claims that it can explain all aspects of reality. Some scientists have proposed a programme called ... More


The functional neuroanatomy of learning and memory

Hans J. Markowitsch and Martina Piefke

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.038
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the kinds of learning and memory which are relevant for clinical practice and how they are defined and delineated. Two main lines are followed: one which divides information ... More


Introduction

David J. Price and David J. Willshaw

in Mechanisms of Cortical Development

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780192624277
eISBN:
9780191723735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624277.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Life on Earth began several billion years ago. The cerebral cortex of mammals probably arose from the primordial cortex of amphibians and reptiles some 300 million years ago. The evolution of the ... More


Guidance of axons and innervation of cortical structures

David J. Price and David J. Willshaw

in Mechanisms of Cortical Development

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780192624277
eISBN:
9780191723735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624277.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

To create the nervous system, precise synaptic connections must form between cells. This process involves the outgrowth of axons, their travel to distant sites, and their innervation of target ... More


The Role of Biochemistry

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195154368
eISBN:
9780199893935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154368.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter takes up three important areas in which continuing progress in molecular biology relied heavily on frankly biochemical orientation. It argues that the often understated contributions of ... More


The biochemical basis of migraine predisposition

Vivette Glover and Merton Sandler

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter discusses some aspects of the biochemistry of migraine predisposition, and indicate how some of the initiating factors may interact with the central monoamine systems. Professor Lance ... More


Rolling the Dice Twice: Evolving Reconstructed Ancient Proteins in Extant Organisms

Betul Kacar

in Chance in Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401744
eISBN:
9780226401911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Scientists have access to artifacts of evolutionary history, but they have limited ability to infer the exact events that produced today’s living world. An intriguing question to arise from this ... More


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