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Introduction and Overview

  • George Adelman
  • Frederic G. Worden

Abstract

Exploratory activity is a fascinating attribute of any animal, but especially of man, who has relentlessly extended his exploration from his neighborhood to his world, to the reaches of outer space, and even to that ultimate mystery, his own brain, at once the source and object of his curiosity. The challenge of the brain has led gifted scientists to explore, and indeed to create, diverse intellectual pathways toward an understanding of how this marvelous organ mediates behavior and subjective experience. This book does not attempt to describe all the pathways in neuroscientific research; even less does it attempt to catalogue all the knowledge already available. Rather, it focuses on how scientific discovery and understanding come about through the interaction of individual human beings with each other, with ideas, with technological developments, and above all else, with those peculiarly human social and organizational influences that create a shared experience—the neuroscience community.

Keywords

Neuroscience Research Neuroscience Community Neurotransmitter Substance Crayfish Stretch Receptor Gifted Scientist 
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© Birkhäuser Boston 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Adelman
  • Frederic G. Worden

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