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4. From the Big Bang to the big brain

4. From the Big Bang to the big brain  

Michael O’Shea

in The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776496
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853929
‘From the Big Bang to the big brain’ charts the evolutionary history of the nervous system. The ability to sense and act on environmental stimuli exists even in single celled organisms. ... More
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

The Brain: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael O'Shea

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776496
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192853929
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 ... More
6. Memories are made of this

6. Memories are made of this  

Michael O’Shea

in The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776496
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853929
‘Memories are made of this’ compares different types of memory. There are distinct systems for short term and long term memory. Short term memory is transient. Long term memory, on the ... More
7. Broken brain: invention and intervention

7. Broken brain: invention and intervention  

Michael O’Shea

in The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776496
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853929
‘Broken brain’ explains the convergence of neuroscience and the physical sciences in the twenty-first century and beyond. The brain does not work like a normal computer, and there is ... More
5. Memory impairment

5. Memory impairment  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192806758
The study of individuals with damaged memory shows a lot about how a healthy memory works. ‘Memory impairment’ considers the condition of memory loss (amnesia) where memory does not work ... More

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