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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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Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

May 2014; published online March 2013.

Journal. Subjects: cognition and behaviour.

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Cerebral Cortex

August 2014; published online March 2013.

Journal. Subjects: neuroscience.

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Brain

August 2014; published online February 2014.

Journal. Subjects: neurology; neuroscience.

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Nerve Repair

Thomas M. Brushart, MD.

May 2011; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: sensory and motor systems; rehabilitation medicine. 480 pages.

Nerve Repair summarizes the basic and clinical science pertaining to the repair and regeneration of peripheral nerves. Although these nerves are able to regenerate after injury, functional...

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Adult Neurogenesis 2

Gerd Kempermann, MD.

December 2010; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: disorders of the nervous system. 616 pages.

The adult brain produces new neurons. In an exceptional process of structural plasticity, resident stem cells lifelong generate new neurons in at least two brain regions, thereby providing...

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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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