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16%OFFAri Berkowitz - Governing Behavior: How Nerve Cell Dictatorships and Democracies Control Everything We Do - 9780674736900 - V9780674736900
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Governing Behavior: How Nerve Cell Dictatorships and Democracies Control Everything We Do

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Description for Governing Behavior: How Nerve Cell Dictatorships and Democracies Control Everything We Do Hardback. From simple reflexes to complex movements, all animal behavior is governed by a nervous system. But what kind of government is it-a dictatorship or a democracy? Ari Berkowitz explains the variety of structures and strategies that control behavior, while providing an overview of thought-provoking debates and cutting-edge research. Num Pages: 220 pages. BIC Classification: PSA; PSAN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 140. .
From simple reflexes to complex choreographies of movement, all animal behavior is governed by a nervous system. But what kind of government is it--a dictatorship or a democracy? Nervous systems consist of circuits of interconnected nerve cells (neurons) that transmit and receive information via electrical signals. Every moment, each neuron adds up stimulating and inhibiting inputs from many other neurons to determine whether to send an electrical signal to its recipients. Some circuits are dominated by a single dictator neuron that gathers information from many sources and then issues commands, such as the Mauthner neuron ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Harvard University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Weight
436g
Number of Pages
220
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass, United States
ISBN
9780674736900
SKU
V9780674736900
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About Ari Berkowitz
Ari Berkowitz is a Presidential Professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the Cellular and Behavioral Neurobiology Graduate Program at the University of Oklahoma.

Reviews for Governing Behavior: How Nerve Cell Dictatorships and Democracies Control Everything We Do
This book would be incredibly useful for students just embarking on a career in neurophysiology, or for any student of science who is interested in the history of neural thought. It presents the experimental evidence that led to our present-day understanding of many neuroethological concepts such as command neurons, efference copy, neuronal networks, neuronal multifunctionality, the ubiquitous role of inhibition, ... Read more

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