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"I'll bet it will tum out that brains use both mechanisms, in different centers. " Much of my waking life and that of many of my friends is spent racking our brains over how brains work. This book claims that good science is often a form of betting on the outcome of research-the stakes being time and reputation and someone's money. Some scientists, to be sure, claim they avoid leaning this way or that, in the name of keeping an open mind. I recommend making expectations explicit in order to design controls against unconscious influence, formulate alternative outcomes more clearly-and to add zest. Both the immediately upcoming experiment and the expected result of many long years of work by many people after one is gone are proper subjects for betting or the most informed and serious guessing. The working title for this collection of new and old papers was for some time "Betting on how brains work" and then "Betting on brains. " It goes without saying that the book will not answer the title question but will speak to it, in particular making a series of propositions that I think are more likely to be confirmed by future research than the alternatives we can presently recognize. It follows that a significant message, implied in many chapters of the book is this.Reseña del editor:
A Central figure in the development of neuroscience as an integrated, unitaly field, "Ted" Bullock gathers the most infl half-century career in this collection of papers, some of which opened up new areas and new approaches to research on the brain. With this selection of 51 key papers-many of them new or updated-and new introductory essays, Bullock brings togettiei, neurophysiology, zoology, comparative neurology, ethology, and their offshoots, and provides a rationale and perspective for ultimately answering the question he poses to science and himself.. How do brains work?. The broad topical coverage includes: Integration in neurons and higher brain levels; Sensory reception as insight into brain systems; Brain waves and evoked potentials; Neural aspects of zoological evolution; and Neuroethology and the evolution of complexity. Each paper thoughtfully (and emphatically!) underlines an implicit message - our real understanding of how brains work is very limited, and a pnrne goal of neuroscience research should be finding new phenomena and relationships instead of merely allempting global theories, simplistic models, and reductionist analysis. Professional neuroscientists and advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as zoologists, physiologists, and ethologists will find Bullock's perspective on their fields invaluable not only for the wealth of information he firings together in this one volume, but for the practical guidance he provides on new directions in which neuroscience research might profitably move.
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Descripción Birkhäuser. Hardcover. Condición: Good. 0817635351 Good; Hardcover; Withdrawn library copy with standard library markings; Moderate wear to covers; Library stamps to endpapers; Text pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Light blue covers with title in white lettering; 1993, Birkhauser Publishing; 665 pages; "How do Brains Work?: Papers of a Comparative Neurophysiologist (Contemporary Neuroscientists)," by Theodore Holmes Bullock. Nº de ref. del artículo: SKU-R1316004025
Descripción Birkhauser, Boston, MA, 1993. Hard Cover. Condición: Good-. 1993, hard cover, B&W illustrations, 664 p. Nº de ref. del artículo: 59877