The Nervous System. 4th Edition. Exc Business And Economy (Whurr)

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  • 342 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This work on the nervous system includes such areas as the five senses, and the senses unnoticed by the Greeks; the physics of the nerve impulse; and the anatomical bases of motivation, pain, the endocrine glands and hormones, sensation and perception, and the higher nervous activities.
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List of plates.

Acknowledgements.

An Appreciation.

Introduction.

Functions and structure of the nervous system.

Examining the world.

Light receptors: looking.

Sound receptors: listening.

Olfactory receptors: smelling.

Gustatory receptors: tasting.

Cutaneous receptors: touching and feeling.

Receptors for the inside world.

Nerves and nerve fiberes.

Communication within the central nervous system.

Standing, walking, running, flying, swimming.

Awake and exploring; relaxed and sleeping.

Needs, desires and emotions.

Pain.

The centre of the brain: the hypothalamus.

Broadcasting: hormones.

General plan of the human brain.

Exploring the brain.

Perception of the world and of oneself.

Speech and other symbols.

Learning.

Remembering.

Personality and the brain.

Glossary.

Index.

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