- Introduces the reader to basic principles of brain research and integrative physiology
- Dissects the dispute between Cajal and Golgi regarding the state-of-the art in the neurosciences and immunobiology
- Provides a short history of brain research and metabolism
- Discusses contemporary approaches in the neurosciences, along with the importance of technological versus conceptual advances
- Examines the dynamics of social connections between two brains, integrating mechanisms of Body/Brain/Behavior-to-Body/Brain/Behavior between subjectsa
1. What is a brain? 2. Call to action for new conceptual framework 3. Big-brain/small-brain models and controversy 4. Historical black-box models of the brain 5. Eating: linking brain, body, and food 6. Action: linking brain, muscular-skeletal system, and running about 7. Reproduction: Linking, brain, reproductive systems, and love 8. One-brain, one plus one brain, one coupled brain 9. Final integration
Dr. Horvath is the Jean and David W. Wallace Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neurobiology and Ob/Gyn at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. He is also the Founding Director for the Yale Program on Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism and member of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale Graduate School. He received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Szeged in Hungary. His research is focused on neuronal circuitries that support physiological and pathological homeostatic conditions, including processes associated with reproduction, energy metabolism and neurodegeneration.
Dr. Hirsch is Professor of Comparative Medicine, Psychiatry and member of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale Graduate School. She received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of Oregon, a Master of Art (MA) in Experimental Psychology from Portland State University, and, Doctor of Philisophy (PhD) from Columbia University. Research in the Hirsch Lab at the Yale School of Medicine aims to understand the neural circuitry and fundamental mechanisms of the brain that enable human cognition, language, emotion, decision making, and perception in both healthy/typical individuals and in patients with neurological, developmental, and psychiatric disorders.