The Neurosciences: Paths of Discovery, I

  • Editors
  • Frederic G. Worden
  • Judith P. Swazey
  • George Adelman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Neurosciences: Paths of Discovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. George Adelman, Frederic G. Worden
      Pages 3-12
  3. The F.O. Schmitt Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-14
    2. John Z. Young
      Pages 15-46
  4. Comparative Approaches to the Nervous System

  5. Nerve Cells and Brain Circuits

  6. Membrane Excitability and Synaptic Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Kenneth S. Cole
      Pages 143-157
    3. John G. Eccles
      Pages 159-179
  7. Neurotransmitters and Brain Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-190
    2. Floyd E. Bloom
      Pages 211-227
  8. Adventures with Unexpected Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-230
    2. Rita Levi-Montalcini
      Pages 245-265
    3. Frédéric G. N. Bremer
      Pages 267-274
  9. Sensory and Motor Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-276
    2. William A. H. Rushton
      Pages 277-292
    3. Hallowell Davis
      Pages 311-321
  10. Behavior and Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-334
    2. James Olds
      Pages 375-400
  11. The Brain: Neural Object and Conscious Subject

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-402
    2. Herbert H. Jasper
      Pages 403-422
    3. Roger W. Sperry
      Pages 425-434
    4. Wilder Penfield
      Pages 437-454
  12. The Neuroscience Community: People and Ideas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 455-456
    2. Ralph W. Gerard
      Pages 457-474
  13. The Neuroscience Community: Some Organizational Developments

  14. On the Nature of Research in Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 547-548
    2. Judith P. Swazey, Frederic G. Worden
      Pages 569-587
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 589-622

About this book


To commemorate properly the 70th birthday of a man who, by his very nature, is too busy to pause for any kind of ceremonial event unless it has a concomitant functional output was a difficult problem for the Staff and Associates of the Neurosciences Research Program. Frank (F. O. S. ) has always dreaded the prospect that sometime it might be appropriate for his colleagues to present him a Fest­ schrift. In fact, "Fest me no Schriften" became his battle cry, expressing his feeling that the idea of testimonials clustered into a book was anathema. So the "break­ through" idea for the planners was to organize a symposium around the theme of discovery in neuroscience that would be valuable scientifically and, in its demon­ stration of interdisciplinary interaction, would support that emphasis in Frank's career. After much planning a program was developed, beginning with a birthday party the evening before, followed by the two-day symposium, and closing with the first F. O. Schmitt Lecture in Neuroscience. We hope that publication of the scientific proceedings in this volume will be of interest not only to the neuroscience community, but also to a broad general readership interested in discovery, under­ standing, and the creative processes in scientific work. An organizing committee, chaired by Fred Worden, collected advice and guidance leading to the selection of speakers whose scientific careers have played an important part in the recent history of modern neuroscience.


Nervous System anatomy biology brain cognition neurobiology neurology neuroscience physics planning psychology sympathetic nerve urology

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