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Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems

Towards a Theoretical Neuroscience: from Cell Chemistry to Cognition

Authors: Coward, L Andrew

  • Reviews of current knowledge in major areas of psychology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry
  • Review of theoretical constraints on brain architecture imposed by natural selection
  • Understanding of memory, attention and complex cognitive phenomena in terms of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry
  • Additional Free Web lecture course based on this book available at www.understandinghighercognition.com.
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The book explains how to understand cognition in terms of brain anatomy, physiology and chemistry, using an approach adapted from techniques for understanding complex electronic systems. These techniques create hierarchies of information process based descriptions on different levels of detail, where higher levels contain less information and can therefore describe complete cognitive phenomena, but are more approximate. The nature of the approximations are well understood, and more approximate higher level descriptions can therefore be mapped to more precise detailed descriptions of any part of a phenomenon as required. Cognitive phenomena, the anatomy and connectivity of major brain structures, neuron physiology, and cellular chemistry are reviewed. Various cognitive tasks are described in terms of information processes performed by different major anatomical structures. These higher level descriptions are selectively mapped to more detailed physiological and chemical levels.

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Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7107-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7106-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9952-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Theoretical Neuroscience: from Cell Chemistry to Cognition
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7107-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7107-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7106-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9952-3
Series ISSN
2363-9105
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 443
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