Recent Advances on the Modular Organization of the Cortex

  • Manuel F. Casanova
  • Ioan Opris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Manuel F. Casanova, Ioan Opris
    Pages 1-5
  3. Manuel F. Casanova
    Pages 7-14
  4. Muhammad A. Spocter, Mary Ann Raghanti, Camilla Butti, Patrick R. Hof, Chet C. Sherwood
    Pages 63-80
  5. Paul Manger, Nina Patzke, Nadine Gravett, Katarina Medger, Consolate Kaswera, Emmanuel Gilissen et al.
    Pages 81-96
  6. Rick A. Adams, Karl J. Friston, Andre M. Bastos
    Pages 97-121
  7. Ioan Opris, Ioana L. Popa, Manuel F. Casanova
    Pages 157-179
  8. Manuel F. Casanova
    Pages 225-237
  9. Estate M. Sokhadze, Lonnie Sears, Ayman S. El-Baz, Allan Tasman, Manuel F. Casanova
    Pages 239-269
  10. Ana Ciurea, Ioana Mîndruţă, Mihai Dragos Maliiă, Alexe Ciurea, Jean Ciurea, Andrei Barborică et al.
    Pages 271-295
  11. Bryan J. Hansen, Valentin Dragoi
    Pages 297-312
  12. Greg A. Gerhardt, Ioan Opris, Jason J. Burmeister, Francois Pomerleau, Jorge E. Quintero, Peter Huettl et al.
    Pages 313-337
  13. Marius Enachescu, Ruxandra Vidu, Ioan Opris
    Pages 339-366
  14. Sam A. Deadwyler, Ioan Opris, Lucas M. Santos, Robert E. Hampson, Greg A. Gerhardt, Dong Song et al.
    Pages 367-384
  15. Dong Song, Min-Chi Hsiao, Ioan Opris, Robert E. Hampson, Vasilis Z. Marmarelis, Greg A. Gerhardt et al.
    Pages 385-405
  16. Mikhail Lebedev, Ioan Opris
    Pages 407-428
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 429-436

About this book


The way you perceive the world, plan, make decisions and communicate your thoughts and feelings depends on the function and hierarchical arrangement of cortical modules.  The ability to both provide adaptive responses to our ever-changing environment and to pursue a useful role in society is the most important problem faced by present day neuroscientists. In essence, the workings of cortical modules define the nature of our soul, making each of us who we are. This book provides a breath-taking view of different perspectives by world renowned authorities as to the workings of these cortical modules both in the normal state and in mental disorders.


autism cortex corticular modularity electroencephalographic activity minicolumns

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel F. Casanova
    • 1
  • Ioan Opris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Physiology & PharmacologyWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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