How the Brain Works
By (author) John E. Dowling
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Creating Mind by John E. Dowling
Book DescriptionWhat makes us human and unique among all creatures is our brain. Consciousness, perception, emotion, memory, learning, language, and intelligence all originate in and depend on the brain. Over the past century, our understanding of the brain has raced forward to reveal many of the mechanisms by which the brain creates mind and consciousness. In this brief introduction to the brain, neuroscientist John Dowling conveys to the general reader the essence and vitality of the field of neuroscience-the progress we are making in understanding how brains work and some of our strategies for studying brain function. Dowling often relates the exciting discoveries of neuroscience to specific examples of brain phenomena such as disease, mental illness, aging, or brain injury, demonstrating how these alterations in brain function cast light on normalcy and describing some of the therapies enabled by our understanding of the brain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393974461
(234mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John E. Dowling
Retina, Hardback (December 2011)
The Retina (1987) quickly became the most widely recognized introduction to the structure and function of retinal cells. In this easy-to-read Revised Edition, John Dowling draws on twenty-five years of new research to produce an interdisciplinary synthesis focused on how retinal function contributes to our understanding of brain mechanisms.
Great Brain Debate, Paperback (July 2007)
Whether our personality, intelligence, and behavior are more likely to be shaped by our environment or our genetic coding is not simply an idle question for researchers. This work looks at this and other important issues. It also explains the insights gained into how the brain functions and how it can (or cannot) be molded and changed.
Neurons and Networks, Hardback (June 2001)» View all books by John E. Dowling
Completely revised and enlarged with six new chapters, this edition is an introduction not just to neurobiology, but to all of behavioral neuroscience.
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Author Biography - John E. Dowling
Dr. John E. Dowling is Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University, where he teaches a popular undergraduate general education course on the brain. He has done extensive research into the neurobiology of vision.
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