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Description - Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs by Ronald Chase

During the past quarter century, there has been a tremendous expansion in our knowledge about gastropods, their behavior and their neurobiology. We can understand a great deal about mammaliam nervous systems by studying the relatively larger and simpler structure of the gastropod nervous system. Behavior and its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs first reviews the broader aspects of molluscan biology and draws attention to the special features of the gastropod nervous system. The book then examines different types of behavior, reviewing progress in understanding the mechanisms of neural control, and emphasizing cases in which control can be attributed to identified neurons and indentified neural circuits.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195113143
ISBN-10: 0195113144
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 160mm x 23mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ronald Chase

Ronald Chase is Professor Emeritus at McGill University in Montreal. He received a B.A. degree from Stanford University, dropped out of Harvard Law School, and later earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After postdoctoral research in Munich and Seattle, he moved to Montreal in 1971, where he taught neurobiology in the Department of Biology at McGill University. During his research career of 38 years, he published over 80 peer-reviewed articles on snail brains and snail sex. In addition to Behavior and its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs, Dr. Chase has written two books about mental illness, The Physical Basis of Mental Illness and Schizophrenia: A Brother Finds Answers in Biological Science.

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