The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent: Why We See So Well by Lynne A. Isbell

By Lynne A. Isbell

From the temptation of Eve to the venomous homicide of the robust Thor, the serpent seems all through time and cultures as a determine of mischief and distress. the global prominence of snakes in faith, fantasy, and folklore underscores our deep connection to the serpent—but why, while so few people have firsthand event? The fabulous solution, this publication indicates, lies within the singular influence of snakes on primate evolution. Predation strain from snakes, Lynne Isbell tells us, is eventually liable for the very best imaginative and prescient and massive brains of primates—and for a serious point of human evolution.

Drawing on large learn, Isbell additional speculates how snakes can have inspired the improvement of a distinctively human habit: our skill to indicate for the aim of directing cognizance. A social task (no one issues whilst on my own) depending on speedy and exact localization, pointing could have decreased lethal snake bites between our hominin ancestors. it will probably have additionally figured in later human habit: snakes, this e-book eloquently argues, might have given bipedal hominins, already outfitted with a non-human primate communique process, the evolutionary nudge to indicate to speak for social strong, a severe step towards the evolution of language, and all that undefined.

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Hand and Brain: The Neurophysiology and Psychology of Hand by Patrick Haggard, J. Randall Flanagan

By Patrick Haggard, J. Randall Flanagan

Used for gestures of communique, environmental exploration, and the greedy and manipulating of gadgets, the hand has an essential position in our lives. The hand's anatomical constitution and neural keep an eye on are one of the most complicated and particular of human motor platforms. Hand and mind is a entire evaluation of the hand's sensorimotor keep watch over. It discusses mediating variables in conception and prehension, the coordination of muscle mass with the vital worried procedure, the character of move keep watch over and hand positioning, hand-arm coordination in attaining and greedy, and the sensory functionality of the hand. within the final decade the swift development of neuroscience has been paralleled through a surge of curiosity in hand functionality. This displays the truth that a number of the primary concerns dealing with neuroscientists today--including the matter of touching on body structure to behavior--are vital to the examine of sensorimotor regulate of the hand. This publication takes a wide interdisciplinary point of view at the keep watch over of hand pursuits that comes with neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, psychology and neuropsychology, and biomechanics. The authors, who've all made major medical contributions of their personal correct, have sought to introduce their selected themes in a fashion that the undergraduate reader may be capable of stick with with out sacrificing special and updated assurance ofthe significant advancements. makes use of an interdisciplinary strategy together with behavioral and neurophysiological facts Describes various experimental methodologies Treats neural computations important for the keep an eye on of circulation Covers implications of biomechanics for keep an eye on, sensory mechanisms, and perceptual processing (haptics) contains manipulative hand functionality in addition to attaining Overviews every one workforce of chapters utilizing hyperlink sections comprises an built-in index and a glosssary The 5 sections disguise: Mediating variables in notion and prehension The coordination of muscle groups with the critical frightened approach the character of flow keep an eye on and hand positioning Hand-arm coordination in attaining and greedy The sensory functionality of the hand

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Surgical Anatomy of Head and Neck by Professor Dr. Jelena Krmpotić-Nemanić, Professor Dr.

By Professor Dr. Jelena Krmpotić-Nemanić, Professor Dr. Wolfgang Draf, Professor Dr. Jan Helms (auth.)

Contents: The Neck and Thorax.- The Larynx and the Thyroid Gland.- The Face.- The Oral hollow space and the Oropharynx.- The Nose.- The Paranasal Sinus and the Retromaxillary Space.- the attention and its Orbital Adnexa.- The Ear.- the center and Posterior Cranial Fossae.- The cranium and the Gross Anatomy of the valuable worried System.- The Topography and diversifications of the additional- and Intracranial Vessels.- The Paraganglia.- References.- Index of Operations and Surgically very important Anatomic Relationships.- topic Index.

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Die Gewebe des Menschen und der Säugetiere: Ein Atlas zum by Prof. Dr. R. V. Krstić (auth.)

By Prof. Dr. R. V. Krstić (auth.)

In der vorliegenden 2. Auflage dieses erfolgreichen Atlas wurden nach kritischer Durchsicht und Analayse Fehler korrigiert, einige Texte zur Beseitigung von Unklarheiten ge{ndert und mehrere Bildtafeln vervollst{ndigtoder neu gezeichnet, um mit den j}ngsten Forschungsergebnissen auf dem Gebiet der Histologie Schritt zu halten. Die Literatur- angaben wurden ebenfalls umfassend aktualisiert.

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Skandalakis Surgical Anatomy: The Embryologic and Anatomic by Lee John Skandalakis

By Lee John Skandalakis

What do all surgeons wish? Fewer anatomical issues within the working room! This new 2-volume reference, edited by way of John E. Skandalakis, may help surgeons, citizens and scholars to accomplish simply that. the results of his 50 years of expertise -- in either instructing surgical anatomy and in working towards surgical procedure -- it offers an total knowing of the body's approaches via a better know-how of embryology and anatomy. It takes a clean method of surgical anatomy through appointing anatomists and embryologists because the different editors and greater than 20 overseas common surgeons and experts as individuals. All have participated in writing chapters to supply glossy philosophies approximately: topographic anatomy family to anatomic entities present surgical developments anatomic problems. it truly is those surgical philosophies, now not thoughts, that are the point of interest of the ebook. The e-book is organised for speedy and straightforward use. for instance, every little thing a health professional must research the tummy is incorporated within the bankruptcy by means of that identify. provided that assurance overlaps are readers referred in different places within the ebook for additional info. every one bankruptcy is a separate essay from an embryologic, anatomic and surgical standpoint and follows the layout less than: ancient desk embryology and congenital anomalies (brief) surgical and topographic anatomy relating to neighboring organs (detailed) histology and body structure (brief) surgical functions and anatomic problems (detailed).

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Basic Histology. Text and Atlas by Luiz Junqueira, Jose Carneiro

By Luiz Junqueira, Jose Carneiro

The prime textual content of scientific histology and microscopic anatomy!
A Doody's middle Title
With a full-color layout and OVER six hundred photomicrographs and illustrations, this e-book is still the main authoritative histology textual content out there. Revised to mirror the newest learn within the box, this e-book emphasizes the relationships and ideas that hyperlink phone and tissue constructions with their features. an advantage photo library CD-ROM that includes all of the pictures and illustrations from the textual content with “zoom in” and “zoom out” power is usually integrated.

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Gastrointestinal Physiology and Diseases: Methods and by Andrei I. Ivanov

By Andrei I. Ivanov

This quantity presents a complete selection of  classical and leading edge protocols and strategies to check the traditional improvement and physiological features of the gastrointestinal process and to version the commonest digestive diseases. The chapters specialise in different examine issues together with ex vivo structures to check gastrointestinal improvement and capabilities, in vivo imaging of the gastrointestinal tract, isolation and characterization of intestinal immune cells, and animal types of gastrointestinal irritation and melanoma. The Gastrointestinal body structure and illnesses: tools and Protocols book targets large viewers of physiologists, mobilephone and developmental biologists, immunologists, and physician-scientists operating within the box of gastroenterology and beyond. Written within the hugely successful Methods in Molecular Biology series structure, chapters comprise introductions to their respective subject matters, lists of the required fabrics and reagents, step by step, quite simply reproducible laboratory protocols, and pointers on troubleshooting and warding off identified pitfalls.

Highly sensible and obviously written, Gastrointestinal body structure and illnesses: tools and Protocols will serve either professional researchers in addition to rookies to the sphere and should supply a special source and specialist tips to trendy laboratory thoughts built for interpreting common capabilities and ailments of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Atlas of Animal Anatomy and Histology by Péter Lőw, Kinga Molnár, György Kriska

By Péter Lőw, Kinga Molnár, György Kriska

This atlas provides the fundamental techniques and rules of practical animal anatomy and histology thereby furthering our knowing of evolutionary options and edition to the surroundings. It offers a step by step dissection consultant with quite a few color photos of the animals featured. It additionally provides pictures of the key organs in addition to histological sections of these organs. quite a lot of interactive tutorials provides readers the chance to guage their realizing of the fundamental anatomy and histology of the organs of the animals presented. 

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Get Ahead! Basic Sciences: 100 EMQs by Anna Kowalewski, Priya Jeevananthan

By Anna Kowalewski, Priya Jeevananthan

Ideal for clinical scholars learning uncomplicated sciences, Get forward! uncomplicated Sciences: a hundred EMQs covers anatomy, body structure, pharmacology and biochemistry, together with clinical-based subject matters. Questions are observed by means of reasons to steer extra evaluation, making this, besides the significant other SBA quantity, a vital source in your uncomplicated sciences exams.

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