The Great Brain Debate: Nature or Nurture? / Edition 1

The Great Brain Debate: Nature or Nurture? / Edition 1

by John E. Dowling
     
 

ISBN-10: 030909223X

ISBN-13: 9780309092234

Pub. Date: 10/08/2004

Publisher: National Academies Press

"In The Great Brain Debate, John Dowling, eminent neuroscience researcher, focuses on the connection between the brain and vision, as well as the ways in which our brains help us learn new languages. Thanks to Dowling's and his fellow neuroscientists' findings, we are now able to gain startling new insights into how the brain functions and how it can (or cannot) be…  See more details below

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"In The Great Brain Debate, John Dowling, eminent neuroscience researcher, focuses on the connection between the brain and vision, as well as the ways in which our brains help us learn new languages. Thanks to Dowling's and his fellow neuroscientists' findings, we are now able to gain startling new insights into how the brain functions and how it can (or cannot) be molded and changed." By studying the brain across the spectrum of our lives, from infancy through adulthood and into old age, we see how the brain develops, transforms, and adjusts through the years. Looking specifically at early development and then at the opportunities for additional learning and development as we grow older, we learn more about the ways in which both nature and nurture play key roles over the course of a human lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309092234
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
10/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe developing brain
1Building a brain7
2Maturing a brain33
3Developing behaviors57
Pt. IIThe adult brain
4Teaching older dogs new tricks83
5Controversies : new neurons and genes and behavior111
Pt. IIIThe aging brain
6Is aging of the brain a disease?139

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