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Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation

Out of Print

By: AB Butler and W Hodos

514 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #54025 | ISBN: 0471888893
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Reveals the similarities and differences between the brains of various vertebrates. A long-awaited text, it creates numerous educational possibilities.


Partial table of contents: EVOLUTION AND THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Evolution and Variation. Neurons and Sensory Receptors. The Vertebrate Central Nervous System. Theories of Brain Evolution. THE SPINAL CORD AND HINDBRAIN. The Spinal Cord. Sensory Cranial Nerves. Motor Cranial Nerves. The Reticular Formation. The Cerebellum. THE MIDBRAIN. Overview of the Midbrain. Isthmus. Tegmentum and Tori. Optic Tectum. THE FOREBRAIN: DIENCEPHALON. Overview of the Forebrain. Epithalamus. Dorsal Thalamus. THE FOREBRAIN: TELENCEPHALON. Striatum. Dorsal Pallium. Visual Forebrain in Amniotes. Limbic Telencephalon. CONCLUSION. Evolution of the Brain in Vertebrates. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

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