An Introduction to Brain and Behavior (4th Edition) by Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw

By Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw

Authored by means of well known researchers and veteran lecturers, An advent to mind and behaviour is helping scholars attach nervous-system task to human behaviour. Drawing at the most up-to-date learn and revealing case reports, this 4th version encompasses a new topic of epigenetics, improved pedagogy, and up to date insurance all through.

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Agnatha Chondrichthyes (lampreys and hagfish) (sharks and rays) Osteichthyes (bony fishes) Amphibia (frogs and salamanders) Reptilia (reptiles) Aves (birds) Mammalia (mammals) Large brains Limbs Common ancestor Figure 1-7 Representative Classes of Chordates This cladogram illustrates the Chordate Nervous System A chart called a cladogram (from the Greek word clados, meaning “branch”) displays groups of related organisms as branches on a tree. The cladogram in Figure 1-7 represents seven of the nine classes to which the approximately 38,500 chordate species belong.

To return to Harvey’s brain-in-a-bottle experiment, the effect of placing the brain or even the entire CNS in a bottle would be to separate it from the PNS and thus to separate it from the sensations and movements mediated by the PNS. Could the brain function without sensory information and without the ability to produce movement? In the 1920s, Edmond Jacobson wondered what would happen if our muscles completely stopped moving, a question relevant to Harvey’s experiment. Jacobson believed that, even when we think we are entirely motionless, we still make subliminal movements related to our thoughts.

3. Bilateral symmetry. In more evolved animals such as flatworms, the nervous system is more organized and features bilateral symmetry, in which the nervous system on one side of the animal mirrors the nervous system on the other side. The human nervous system is bilaterally symmetrical (see Figure 1-2). 4. Segmentation. Animals such as earthworms feature segmentation: the body consists of a series of similar muscular segments. The nervous systems of these animals have similar repeating segments.

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