Research and Perspectives in Longevity

Brain and Longevity

Editors: Finch, Caleb E, Robine, Jean-Marie (Eds.)

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In this third volume on longevity Fondation Ipsen has again collected the most recent results in research on genes and diet in the evolution of human longevity, educational level and longevity, cognitive impairment and survival at older age and other contributions. The preponderance of relatively short - compared to long-lived organisms suggests that morphogenesis is easier to accomplish than is maintenace of soma, whereas the broad range of longevities of organisms demonstrates that maintaining soma for extended periods of time is possible. The underlying assumption of "disposable soma" theory of aging is that the expense of maintaining somatic cells depends on their contribution to the welfare of the germ cells.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Time and Longevity: An Explanation of the Gap Between Genes and Brains?

    Christen, Y.

    Pages 1-14

  • Life History and Demographic Aspects of Aging in the Long-Lived Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

    Congdon, J. D. (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Lipoprotein Genes and Diet in the Evolution of Human Intelligence and Longevity

    Finch, C. E. (et al.)

    Pages 33-67

  • Neural Capital and Life span Evolution among Primates and Humans

    Kaplan, H. S. (et al.)

    Pages 69-97

  • How did longevity promote brain expansion during primate evolution?

    Rapoport, S. I.

    Pages 99-110

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-63948-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brain and Longevity
Editors
  • Caleb E Finch
  • Jean-Marie Robine
Series Title
Research and Perspectives in Longevity
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59356-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59356-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-63948-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 179
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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