Governing Behavior: How Nerve Cell Dictatorships and Democracies Control Everything We Do

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"Everything we and other animals do is caused by electrical signals in nerve cells, or neurons. Neurons are organized into circuits, like the electrical circuits that run electronic devices. This book explores how these circuits function to control behaviors. In some circuits, a single neuron acts like a dictator, gathering information from many sources, making decisions, and issuing commands to produce movements, such as fish and crayfish escape maneuvers. In other circuits, a large population of neurons collectively votes ...

Governing Behavior: How Nerve Cell Dictatorships and Democracies Control Everything We Do 2016, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674736900

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