Category «Neuroscience»

Networks of the Brain (MIT Press)

By Olaf Sporns

Over the decade, the examine of complicated networks has improved throughout diversified clinical fields. more and more, technological know-how is worried with the constitution, habit, and evolution of complicated platforms starting from cells to ecosystems. In Networks of the Brain, Olaf Sporns describes how the integrative nature of mind functionality may be illuminated from a posh community standpoint.

Highlighting the numerous rising issues of touch among neuroscience and community technology, the e-book serves to introduce community thought to neuroscientists and neuroscience to these engaged on theoretical community versions. Sporns emphasizes how networks attach degrees of association within the mind and the way they hyperlink constitution to operate, providing an off-the-cuff and nonmathematical therapy of the topic. Networks of the Brain presents a synthesis of the sciences of advanced networks and the mind that would be a necessary starting place for destiny study.

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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

By Ray Kurzweil

For over 3 many years, Ray Kurzweil has been essentially the most revered and provocative advocates of the position of know-how in our destiny. In his vintage The Age of non secular Machines, he argued that desktops may quickly rival the whole diversity of human intelligence at its most sensible. Now he examines your next step during this inexorable evolutionary approach: the union of human and computing device, within which the data and abilities embedded in our brains could be mixed with the greatly higher skill, pace, and knowledge-sharing skill of our creations.

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Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review (2nd Edition)

By Jonathan S. Citow, R. Loch Macdonald, Daniel Refai

The second one variation of finished Neurosurgery Board assessment comprises all of the info you want to organize for the yank Board of Neurological surgical procedure (ABNS) written exam. Authored through a staff of specialist clinicians and neurosurgery trainees who earned best ratings on their assessments, this version distills the present wisdom of the neurosciences and crucial info for scientific perform. Six chapters supply finished assurance of middle innovations in anatomy, body structure, pathology, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, and important care.

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Psycholinguistics 101 (Psych 101)

By H. Wind Cowles

[This booklet] opens a window into the method of psycholinguistics, pulling jointly vintage and state of the art learn from a couple of diverse components to supply an attractive and insightful advent to the examine of language processing. Psycholinguistics one zero one is certain to hook scholars with its enthusiasm because it presents a transparent creation to the trendy learn during this field.

Maria Polinsky, PhD
Harvard collage

  • How is language represented within the mind?
  • How can we comprehend ambiguous language?
  • How rigorously will we rather hearken to audio system?
  • How is signal language just like and assorted from spoken language?
  • How does having services in a number of languages paintings?

Answering those questions and extra, Psycholinguistics 101 offers an creation to how language is saved and processed via brain and mind. The examine of psycholinguistics contains interdisciplinary examine from psychology, linguistics, laptop technological know-how, neuroscience, and cognitive technology. via realizing the techniques that underlie language skill, we will support boost more advantageous how one can educate languages and comprehend adjustments in studying abilities.

This booklet introduces the reader to the elemental matters in psycholinguistic examine, together with its background and the methodologies ordinarily hired in those stories. Key themes mentioned contain details circulation, language illustration, and signal language.

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Shocking Frogs: Galvani, Volta, and the Electric Origins of Neuroscience

By Marco Piccolino

"... and nonetheless lets by no means feel that fortune have been to be so pleasant to us, reminiscent of to permit us to be maybe the 1st in dealing with, because it have been, the electrical energy hid in nerves, in extracting it from nerves, and, not directly, in placing it less than everyone's eyes."

With those phrases, Luigi Galvani introduced to the realm in 1791 his discovery that frightened conduction and muscle excitation are electric phenomena. the results of greater than years of extreme experimental paintings, Galvani's milestone success concluded a thousand-year medical seek, in a box lengthy ruled by means of the antiquated ideals of classical technological know-how. along with laying the grounds for the advance of the trendy neurosciences, Galvani's discovery additionally dropped at mild an invention that will endlessly switch humankind's way of life: the electrical battery of Alessandro Volta.
In an obtainable kind, written for experts and basic readers alike, surprising Frogs retraces the stairs of either clinical discoveries, beginning with the preliminary hypotheses of the Enlightenment at the involvement of electrical energy in existence procedures. So doing, it additionally finds the inconsistency of the various stereotypes that an uncritical cultural culture has imparted to the legacies of Galvani and Volta, and proposes a decidedly new photograph of those huge figures.

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Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain

By Paul W. Glimcher

Neuroeconomics is a brand new hugely promising method of figuring out the neurobiology of selection making and the way it impacts cognitive social interactions among people and societies/economies. This publication is the 1st edited connection with research the technology at the back of neuroeconomics, together with the way it affects human habit and societal determination making from a behavioral economics perspective. offering a really interdisciplinary strategy, Neuroeconomics offers examine from neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics, and contains chapters by way of the entire significant figures within the box, together with Economics Nobel laureates.

* An authoritative reference written and edited by means of stated specialists and founders of the sector
* provides an interdisciplinary view of the ways, suggestions, and result of the rising box of neuroeconomics suitable for an individual attracted to this quarter of research
* Full-color presentation all through with rigorously chosen illustrations to focus on key strategies

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The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

By Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods

For readers of inside a puppy through Alexandra Horowitz, this big apple Times bestseller deals enthralling insights into the internal lives of our smartest pets

In the previous decade, now we have realized extra approximately how canine imagine than within the final century. Breakthroughs in cognitive technological know-how, pioneered via Brian Hare, have confirmed canines have a type of genius for buying besides people who is exclusive within the animal country. This puppy genius revolution is remodeling how we are living and paintings with our dogs acquaintances, together with how we educate them. Does your puppy believe guilt? Is she pretending she cannot listen you? Does she wish affection—or simply your sandwich? In Th­e Genius of canines, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out what discoveries on the Duke canines Cognition Lab and different study amenities around the globe are revealing approximately how your puppy thinks and the way we people may have even deeper relationships with our greatest four-legged friends.

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Moonwalking med Einstein

By Joshua Foer

Joshua Foer, en ung journalist, ska skildra de amerikanska minnesmästerskapen, och får until sin förvåning veta att han skulle kunna ställa upp i nästa års mästerskap om han bara tränar ordentligt - och att han faktiskt har en hyfsad vinstchans. Han, som själv brukar glömma det mesta, bestämmer sig för att gräva djupare för att förstå vad som ligger bakom minnesmästarnas enastående prestationer.

I den internationella bästsäljaren Moonwalk med Einstein får vi följa hur Foer lower than ett år tränar upp sin minnesförmåga och samtidigt försöker förstå vetenskapen om minnet och vår inlärningsförmåga, hur minnet fungerar, dess naturliga begränsningar och gömda potential.

De tekniker han får lära sig är sannerligen inte nya. De härstammar från antikens Grekland och har spelat en stor roll i den mänskliga historien ända fram until vår tid. Med en minnesmästares egna ord: "... minnesträning handlar inte bara om att kunna visa upp ett kul partytrick utan om att slå vakt om något djupt och ursprungligt mänskligt."

Och hur gick det för Joshua Foer i tävlingen? I Moonwalk med Einstein får du svaret.

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