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Discovering the brain

by Sandra Ackerman

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Congresses,
  • Brain,
  • Neurology,
  • Neurobiology,
  • Brain

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSandra Ackerman for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.
    ContributionsInstitute of Medicine (U.S.), National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP376 .A23 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 180 p. :
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1700849M
    ISBN 100309045290
    LC Control Number92001231

    Wednesday is Indigo Blue Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia; From the book dustjacket: Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence.   Richard E. Cytowic, M. D., MFA, a pioneering researcher in synesthesia, is Professor of Neurology at George Washington University. He is the author of Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses, The Man Who Tasted Shapes, The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology and (with David M. Eagleman) the Montaigne Medal–winner Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia, all Brand: MIT Press.

    In Wednesday Is Indigo Blue, pioneering researcher Richard Cytowic and distinguished neuroscientist David Eagleman explain the neuroscience and genetics behind synesthesia's multisensory experiences. Because synesthesia contradicted existing theory, Cytowic spent twenty years persuading colleagues that it was a real—and important—brain. Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. Richard E. Cytowic and David M. Eagleman. Afterword by Dmitri Nabokov (son of Vladimir Nabokov) Winner of the Montaigne Medal, Eric Hoffer Award for Books. From the dust jacket.

    A HISTORY OF THE BRAIN "The brain, the masterpiece of creation, is almost unknown to us." -- Nicolaus Steno, Ancient medical practitioners had conflicting views of the significance of the brain. In the fourth century B. C., Aristotle considered the brain to be a secondary organ that served as a cooling agent for the heart and a place in. clinic in Washington, D.C. Now your book, Richard, has probably the most intriguing title I've heard lately. It's called Wednesday is Indigo Blue and the subtitle is Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. So let's start by having me ask you what is synesthesia? And then whether the title is.


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The speakers listed below participated in the meeting and graciously cooperated during the preparation of the book. Anybody curious about the cutting edge of cognitive science will enjoy Sporn's book. Discovering the Human Connectome is clear, wide-ranging, intellectually serious, and often thought-provoking.

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The book “The Social Brain. Discovering the Networks of the Mind” proposed the novel idea that “the brain is organized in a modular fashion with each module capable of producing independent behaviors.

Once the behaviors are emitted, the left-hemisphere language-based system interprets the behavior and constructs a theory as to its meaning”.5/5(5). The Behaving Brain is the third program in the Discovering Psychology series.

This program looks at the structure and composition of the human brain: how neurons function, how information is collected and transmitted, and how chemical reactions relate to thought and behavior.

Discovering the Brain is based on the Institute of Medicine conference, Decade of the Brain: Frontiers in Neuroscience and Brain Research.

Discovering the Brain is a "field guide" to the brain--an easy-to-read discussion of the brain's physical structure and where functions such. The Brain's Own Painkillers.

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Cytowic also writes non-fiction and fiction, and received his MFA in cr Richard E. Cytowic, MD, MFA is a neurologist best know for bringing synesthesia back into the scientific mainstream in /5. Based on presentations at a July symposium organized by the Institute of Medicine and held in Washington, p.

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Crucial to understanding how the brain works is connectivity, and the centerpiece of brain connectivity is the connectome, a comprehensive description of how neurons and brain regions are this book, Olaf Sporns surveys current/5(20).Discovering the Human Connectome offers the first comprehensive overview of current empirical and computational approaches in this rapidly developing field.

A pioneer in the field outlines new empirical and computational approaches to mapping the neural connections of the human brain.Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., MFA, a pioneering researcher in synesthesia, is Professor of Neurology at George Washington University.

He is the author of Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses, The Man Who Tasted Shapes, The Neurological Side of Neuropsychology and (with David M. Eagleman) the Montaigne Medal–winner Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia, all published by the.