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Arthropod Brains: Evolution, Functional Elegance, and Historical Significance

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Description for Arthropod Brains: Evolution, Functional Elegance, and Historical Significance Hardback. Insects and other arthropods show complex behaviors that are products of versatile brains which, in a sense, think. Strausfeld weaves anatomical observations, molecular biology, neuroethology, cladistics, and the fossil record to explore how arthropod brains process sensory information to produce learning, strategizing, cooperation, and sociality. Num Pages: 848 pages, 175 color illustrations, 24 halftones. BIC Classification: PDX; PSAJ; PSVT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 234 x 48. Weight in Grams: 2828.

In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin proposed that an ant’s brain, no larger than a pin’s head, must be sophisticated to accomplish all that it does. Yet today many people still find it surprising that insects and other arthropods show behaviors that are much more complex than innate reflexes. They are products of versatile brains which, in a sense, think.

Fascinating in their own right, arthropods provide fundamental insights into how brains process and organize sensory information to produce learning, strategizing, cooperation, and sociality. Nicholas Strausfeld elucidates the evolution of this knowledge, beginning with nineteenth-century debates about how ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
848
Condition
New
Number of Pages
848
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass., United States
ISBN
9780674046337
SKU
V9780674046337
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About Nicholas James Strausfeld
Nicholas James Strausfeld is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and a recipient of a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He is a Regents’ Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and an Adjunct Professor of Art. He currently directs the university’s Center for Insect Science.

Reviews for Arthropod Brains: Evolution, Functional Elegance, and Historical Significance
This is a remarkable contribution to the literature of neuroscience. Strausfeld is probably the only neuroanatomist alive who is steeped in the history of his field and who still passionately cares enough to have made what amount to pilgrimages to the home countries and laboratories of the founders of the field—to see for himself what still remained and what could ... Read more

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