An Introduction to Nervous Systems

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CSHL Press, 2007 - Medical - 172 pages
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An Introduction to Nervous Systemspresents the principles of neurobiology from an evolutionary perspective €” from single-celled organisms to complex invertebrates such as flies €” and is ideal for use as a supplemental textbook. Greenspan describes the mechanisms that allow behavior to become ever more sophisticated €” from simple avoidance behavior of Parameciumthrough to the complex cognitive behaviors of the honeybee €” and shows how these mechanisms produce the increasing neural complexity found in these organisms. The book ends with a discussion of what is universal about nervous systems and what may be required, neurobiologically, to be human. This novel and highly readable presentation of fundamental principles of neurobiology is designed to be accessible to undergraduate and graduate students not already steeped in the subject.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Introduction
19
Ch 2 You Cant Run but Maybe You Can Hide
23
Ch 3 Truth for the Jellyfish
41
Ch 4 Modulation
59
Ch 5 An InternaL Wakeup Call
77
Ch 6 Wanderlust
91
Ch 7 Love on the Fly
107
Ch 8 The World As We Find It
123
Ch 9 Are All Brains Alike? Are All Brains Different?
141
Bibliography
147
Glossary
157
Credits
163
Index
167
Back Cover
173
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