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The Resource Brains through time : a natural history of vertebrates, Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt

Brains through time : a natural history of vertebrates, Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt

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Brains through time : a natural history of vertebrates
Title
Brains through time
Title remainder
a natural history of vertebrates
Statement of responsibility
Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Much is conserved in vertebrate evolution, but significant changes in the nervous system occurred at the origin of vertebrates and in most of the major vertebrate lineages. This book examines these innovations and relates them to evolutionary changes in other organ systems, animal behavior, and ecological conditions at the time. The resulting perspective clarifies what makes the major vertebrate lineages unique and helps explain their varying degrees of ecological success. One of the book's major conclusions is that vertebrate nervous systems are more diverse than commonly assumed, at least among neurobiologists. Examples of important innovations include not only the emergence of novel brain regions, such as the cerebellum and neocortex, but also major changes in neuronal circuitry and functional organization. A second major conclusion is that many of the apparent similarities in vertebrate nervous systems resulted from convergent evolution, rather than inheritance from a common ancestor. For example, brain size and complexity increased numerous times, in many vertebrate lineages. In conjunction with these changes, olfactory inputs to the telencephalic pallium were reduced in several different lineages, and this reduction was associated with the emergence of pallial regions that process non-olfactory sensory inputs. These conclusions cast doubt on the widely held assumption that all vertebrate nervous systems are built according to a single, common plan. Instead, the book encourages readers to view both species similarities and differences as fundamental to a comprehensive understanding of nervous systems. Evolution; Phylogeny; Neuroscience; Neurobiology; Neuroanatomy; Functional Morphology; Paleoecology; Homology; Endocast; Brain"--
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1962-
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Striedter, Georg F.
Dewey number
596
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL607.5
LC item number
.S77 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Northcutt, R. Glenn
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  • Vertebrates
  • Brain
  • Nervous system
  • Brain
  • Nervous system
  • Vertebrates
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Brains through time : a natural history of vertebrates, Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Reconstructing history : aims and methodology -- 2. The origin of vertebrates : invertebrate chordates and cyclostomes -- 3. The origin of jaws and paired fins : the age of fishes -- 4. The invasion of land : lobe-finned fishes and amphibians -- 5. The conquest of land : amniote origins and the age of reptiles -- 6. The rise of endothermy : mammals, but also birds -- 7. Synthesis : patterns and principles -- Appendix: Evolution of the cranial nerves
Control code
1113282358
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 523 pages
Isbn
9780195125689
Lccn
2019017476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1113282358
Label
Brains through time : a natural history of vertebrates, Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reconstructing history : aims and methodology -- 2. The origin of vertebrates : invertebrate chordates and cyclostomes -- 3. The origin of jaws and paired fins : the age of fishes -- 4. The invasion of land : lobe-finned fishes and amphibians -- 5. The conquest of land : amniote origins and the age of reptiles -- 6. The rise of endothermy : mammals, but also birds -- 7. Synthesis : patterns and principles -- Appendix: Evolution of the cranial nerves
Control code
1113282358
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 523 pages
Isbn
9780195125689
Lccn
2019017476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1113282358

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