Brain Circuits and Functions of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Roger Wolcott Sperry, Author (Paperback)
  • Brain Circuits and Functions of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Roger Wolcott Sperry, Author (Paperback)
zoom

Brain Circuits and Functions of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Roger Wolcott Sperry, Author (Paperback)

(editor)
£39.99
Paperback 452 Pages / Published: 26/01/1990
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the history of American neuroscience, Roger Sperry and his contribution are outstanding. In this book, over twenty of his students, research colleagues and scientific friends, themselves all notable neuroscientists, review fifty years of his tireless experimentation and brilliant theoretical argument, also reviewing their own work in the context of Sperry's contributions to their fields. Sperry's challenging and controversial theories are very much alive in contemporary brain science, cognitive psychology and the philosophy of mind. Curiosity about the most difficult questions, such as those concerning conscious awareness, memory and volition led Sperry from the study of the control of complex patterns in brain circuit growth to discovery of the split brain phenomenon, which illuminated how the two halves of the brain integrate their different functions. In revolutionary tests on patients whose hemispheres had been disconnected to prevent the build-up of severe epileptic seizures, two complementary realms of mind were revealed, one verbal and rational ('left brain') nd the other more spatial, metaphorical and intuitive ('right brain'). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for this work in 1981. Although this book is written for students and researchers in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, it will hold interest for any reader who is curious about the workings of the mind and the brain.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521378741
Number of pages: 452
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 247 x 174 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
We Are Our Brains
Added to basket
Incognito
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Plastic Mind
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Conscious Mind
Added to basket
The Psychopath Inside
Added to basket
This Idea Must Die
Added to basket
The Human Brain Coloring Book
Added to basket
The Brain Book
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons
Added to basket
Descartes' Error
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Autistic Brain
Added to basket
The Developing Mind, Second Edition
Added to basket
Mind Change
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.