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What’s Wrong with Their Mice?

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/9780691149608.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter discusses the use of animals to explore issues relating to human cognition, emotion, volition, and their pathologies. Researchers who use animal models in their work point to ... More


Differential Gene Transcription in the Left and Right Cerebral Cortex

Tao Sun

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/9780262014137.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses the differential gene expression in human left and right hemispheres, and shows that patterning mechanisms in mouse brains may apply to humans. It reveals that the accumulation ... More


Why a Bigger Brain?

Peter Sterling

in Principles of Neural Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Larger organisms explore a wider world and live longer, thereby expanding their possibilities for foraging but also their exposure to danger. Now a bigger brain becomes essential for sensing the ... More


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