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Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

Javier DeFelipe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195392708
eISBN:
9780199863525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392708.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book contains a large collection of beautiful figures produced throughout the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, which represent some characteristic examples of the early days of research ... More


The Visible Invisible

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter explores the diverse attempts to render “mind” thinkable by means of images. Advances in clinical medicine from the nineteenth century onward went hand in hand with the penetration of ... More


 Brain Death

Walter Glannon

in Bioethics and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195307788
eISBN:
9780199867431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307788.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends a narrow neurological criterion of death, which says that the permanent cessation of higher brain, or cortical, function is sufficient for the death of a person. It distinguishes ... More


The Noisy Brain: Stochastic Dynamics as a Principle of Brain Function

Edmund T. Rolls and Gustavo Deco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199587865
eISBN:
9780191702471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587865.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The activity of neurons in the brain is noisy in that their firing times are random when they are firing at a given mean rate. This introduces a random or stochastic property into brain processing ... More


Neuronal Control of Locomotion: From Mollusc to Man

Grigori Orlovsky, T. G. Deliagina, and Sten Grillner

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524052
eISBN:
9780191724497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524052.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

What does the swimming leech have to do with the running human? The ability to move actively in space is essential to members of the animal kingdom, and the evolution of the nervous system relates to ... More


Comparative Neuropsychology

A. David Milner (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524113
eISBN:
9780191689116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524113.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This book has been prepared as a tribute to the late George Ettlinger, one of the leading figures in comparative neuropsychology research over the last forty years, and reflects research in the many ... More


The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

Isabelle Peretz and Robert J. Zatorre (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525202
eISBN:
9780191689314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525202.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Music offers a unique opportunity to understand better the organization of the human brain. Like language, music exists in all human societies. Like language, music is a complex, rule-governed ... More


Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness

Masao Ito, Yasushi Miyashita, and Edmund T. Rolls (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524144
eISBN:
9780191689147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The topic of consciousness is truly multidisciplinary, attracting researchers and theorists from diverse backgrounds. It is now widely accepted that previously disparate areas all have contributions ... More


Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Neuroergonomics can be defined as the study of brain and behavior at work. It combines two disciplines: neuroscience, the study of brain structure and function; and ergonomics, the study of how to ... More


Neuroethics: Defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy

Judy Illes (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567219
eISBN:
9780191724084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Recent advances in the brain sciences have dramatically improved our understanding of brain function. As we find out more and more about what makes us tick, we must stop and consider the ethical ... More


Ageing and the death of neurones

Paul G. Shiels and R. Wayne Davies

in Molecular Biology of the Neuron

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509981
eISBN:
9780191723810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509981.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The maintenance of brain function depends on the continued correct functioning of the organ's support systems (glial cells, blood supply), on maintenance of individual neurone function and ... More


Broca's Region

Yosef Grodzinsky and Katrin Amunts (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177640
eISBN:
9780199864799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Broca's region has been in the news ever since scientists realized that particular cognitive functions could be localized to parts of the cerebral cortex. Its discoverer, Paul Broca, was one of the ... More


Electro- and Magnetoencephalography

Partha P. Mitra and Hemant Bokil

in Observed Brain Dynamics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195178081
eISBN:
9780199864829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178081.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) provide the most direct noninvasive methods for studying the dynamics of brain function. EEG is also the area of neuroscience that has ... More


What Can Be Learned from Electrical Stimulation?

Michael S. A. Graziano

in The Intelligent Movement Machine: An Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326703
eISBN:
9780199864867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Microstimulation is now considered one of the principle methods used to study brain function. This chapter provides a brief history and review of the stimulation technique. Topics covered include ... More


Electrophysiological and Optical Measures of Cognitive Aging

Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton

in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging: Linking cognitive and cerebral aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195156744
eISBN:
9780199864171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156744.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This chapter reviews optical brain imaging and electrophysiology in the context of other available methodologies as they apply to aging research. Both methods emphasize the temporal aspects of the ... More


Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity

Angela D. Friederici

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036924
eISBN:
9780262342964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036924.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The language faculty is grounded in the human brain and allows any infant to learn any language. In her book, Angela D. Friederici offers a neurobiological theory of human language by integrating ... More


Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Heather Ashton

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This revised edition offers an integrated approach to brain sciences, covering the whole range of normal and abnormal brain function and the effects of drugs on the human brain. It provides a general ... More


Brain Asymmetry in Vertebrates

Onur Güntürkün

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Until the 1970s, cerebral asymmetries were thought to be unique to humans. However, left-right differences of brain and function are not only widespread among mammals, but also among many other ... More


The Computational Brain

Patricia S. Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533393
eISBN:
9780262339650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533393.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Before this book was published in 1992, conceptual frameworks for brain function were based on the behavior of single neurons, applied globally. This book developed a different conceptual framework, ... More


Functional neuroanatomy of language disorders: Reproduced from Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, (2003). Oxford University Press.

Claudius Bartels and Claus-W. Wallesch

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/9780199234110.003.039
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents a synopsis of the representation of language functions in the brain with a focus on disorders based on three sources of information: lesion studies (i.e., what is known from the ... More


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