EVOLUTION OF THE CEREBELLAR SENSE OF SELF

Download Evolution Of The Cerebellar Sense Of Self ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to EVOLUTION OF THE CEREBELLAR SENSE OF SELF book pdf for free now.

Evolution Of The Cerebellar Sense Of Self

Author : John Montgomery
ISBN : 9780191076626
Genre : Medical
File Size : 51.35 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 272
Read : 833

The cerebellum is an intriguing component of the brain. In humans it occupies only 10% of the brain volume, yet has approximately 69 billion neurons; that is 80% of the nerve cells in the brain. The cerebellum first arose in jawed vertebrates such as sharks, and early vertebrates also have an additional cerebellum-like structure in the hindbrain. Shark cerebellum-like structures function as adaptive filters to discriminate 'self' from 'other' in sensory inputs. It is likely that the true cerebellum evolved from these cerebellum-like precursors, and that their adaptive filter functionality was adopted for motor control; paving the way for the athleticism and movement finesse that we see in swimming, running, climbing and flying vertebrates. This book uses an evolutionary perspective to open up the exciting body of work that is cerebellar research to a wide audience. Understanding the brain is of interest to many people, from many different backgrounds, and for many different reasons. Therefore, understanding cerebellum is a significant step towards the wider challenge of understanding the brain. This book will be of interest to neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists, in addition to computer scientists, and engineers concerned with machine/human interactions and robotics.
Category: Medical

Napoleon And History Painting

Author : Christopher Prendergast
ISBN : 0198174225
Genre : Art
File Size : 39.65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 400
Read : 159

This study is an inquiry into the fortunes, in both theory and practice, of the idea of history painting during the Napoleonic period. Its main argument is that under Napoleon, French history painting, especially battle painting, encountered a series of questions as to its nature andfunction. These questions arose in part from the (often contradictory) demand of a propaganda-machine operating within a postrevolutionary crisis of political legitimation, but also from changes in artistic taste which both retained and re-directed an earlier notion of the civic responsibilities ofthe history painter. This is a resolutely interdisciplinary book: drawing on perspectives from political thought and history, military theory and practice and art history, which centres on the work of the painter, Antoine-Jean Gros, and his controversial painting, La Bataille d'Eylau.`Detailed and highly intelligent . . . this book is a significant addition to the literature on French art of the early nineteenth century.' Times Literary Supplement
Category: Art

Affective Neuroscience

Author : Jaak Panksepp
ISBN : 9780195178050
Genre : Medical
File Size : 64.60 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 385
Read : 745

This comprehensive and exceptionally readable text summarizes up-to-date information about the fundamental brain sources of emotional tendencies in humans and other animals.
Category: Medical

Evolution Of The Brain Creation Of The Self

Author : John C. Eccles
ISBN : 9781134968350
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 87.67 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 400
Read : 439

Sir John Eccles, a distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner who has devoted his scientific life to the study of the mammalian brain, tells the story of how we came to be, not only as animals at the end of the hominid evolutionary line, but also as human persons possessed of reflective consciousness.
Category: Philosophy

Brain Evolution Language And Psychopathology In Schizophrenia

Author : Paolo Brambilla
ISBN : 9781134694426
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 73.55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 236
Read : 772

This book provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of language processing and related neural networks in schizophrenia by addressing the complex link between psychopathology, language and evolution at different levels of analysis. Psychopathological symptoms in schizophrenia are mainly characterized by thought and language disorders, which are strictly intertwined. In particular, language is the distinctive dimension of human beings and is ontologically related to brain development. Although normal at the levels of segmental phonology and morphological organization, the speech of patients suffering from schizophrenia is often characterized by flattened intonation and word-finding difficulties. Furthermore, research suggests that the superior temporal gyrus and specific prefrontal areas which support language in humans are altered in people with schizophrenia. Brambilla and Marini bring together international contributors to explore the link between brain evolution and the psychopathological features of schizophrenia, with a focus on language and its neural underpinnings. Divided into three sections the book covers: • brain evolution and language phylogenesis • brain abnormalities in schizophrenia • psychopathology and schizophrenia. This theoretical approach will appeal to professionals including clinical psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neurolinguists, and researchers considering the links between brain evolution, language and psychopathology in schizophrenia.
Category: Psychology

The Triune Brain In Evolution

Author : P.D. MacLean
ISBN : 0306431688
Genre : Medical
File Size : 39.72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 875
Read : 1113

The main substance of the present book concerns comparative neurobehavioral and clinical studies germane to evolutionary considerations. Here the evidence, along with other considerations, seems to present an surmountable obstacle to our ever obtaining confidence in scientific or other intellectual beliefs---a confidence that is essential to make it worthwhile to pursue a search for the meaning of life. If the reader were able to contradict or circumvent the interpretations that have been reached in this respect, that would be a contribution of endless value.
Category: Medical

Cerebellar Functions

Author : André Thomas
ISBN : HARVARD:HC2E7V
Genre : Cerebellum
File Size : 42.65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 196
Read : 522

Category: Cerebellum

The Economist

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106013749731
Genre : Economic history
File Size : 89.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 828
Read : 677

Category: Economic history