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The Brain

Michael O'Shea.

December 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: medicine and health; neuroscience. 152 pages.

How does the brain work? The Brain, A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research, and gives a sense of how...

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Autism

Uta Frith.

October 2008; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: disorders of the nervous system; child and developmental psychology. 144 pages.

Autism: A Very Short Introduction asks: What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main...

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Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Journal. Subjects: neuroscience; neuropsychology.

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Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Edited by Susan Pockett, William P. Banks and Shaun Gallagher.

February 2006; published online August 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuroscience. 376 pages.

Our intuition tells us that we, our conscious selves, cause our own voluntary acts. Yet scientists have long questioned this; Thomas Huxley, for example, in 1874 compared mental events to a...

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Vision

David Marr.

July 2010; published online August 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuroscience. 432 pages.

This posthumously published book (1982), which influenced a generation of brain and cognitive scientists, inspiring many to enter the field, describes a general framework for understanding...

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Sensory Communication

Edited by Walter A. Rosenblith.

September 2012; published online August 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuroscience. 860 pages.

This book is the result of an interdisciplinary, two-week international symposium on principles of sensory communication hosted by MIT in July 1959. This symposium brought together...

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Colour Perception

Edited by Rainer Mausfeld and Dieter Heyer.

November 2003; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: neuroscience. 538 pages.

Colour has long been a source of fascination to both scientists and philosophers. In one sense, colours are in the mind of the beholder, in another sense they belong to the external world....

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Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience

Edited by Stephen M. Evans, Ann Marie Janson and Jens Randel Nyengaard.

July 2004; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: neuroscience. 350 pages.

Stereology is a valuable tool for neuroscientists, allowing them to obtain three-dimensional information from two-dimensional measurements made on appropriately sampled sections (usually...

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Lysosomal Disorders of the Brain

Edited by Frances Platt and Steven Walkley.

February 2004; published online September 2009.

Book. Subjects: neuroscience. 478 pages.

Lysosomal storage diseases are inherited metabolic disorders characterized by severe pathology, typically involving the brain. Although individually rare, they collectively represent a...

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The Parahippocampal Region

Edited by Menno Witter and Floris Wouterlood.

October 2002; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: neuroscience. 366 pages.

Advances in imaging technologies have enabled researchers to build on the evidence obtained from lesion and behavioural studies to propose a range of functions for the parahippocampal...

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