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Purves, Dale

Overview
Works: 50 works in 285 publications in 4 languages and 6,797 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Instructional films  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other
Classifications: QP355.2, 612.8
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Most widely held works about Dale Purves
 
Most widely held works by Dale Purves
Neuroscience by Dale Purves( Book )

118 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created primarily for medical and premedical students, 'Neuroscience' emphasizes the structure of the nervous system, the correlation of structure and function, and the structure/function relationships particularly pertinent to the practice of medicine
Principles of neural development by Dale Purves( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of cognitive neuroscience by Dale Purves( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title informs readers at all levels about the growing canon of cognitive neuroscience, and makes clear the challenges that remain to be solved by the next generation
Body and brain : a trophic theory of neural connections by Dale Purves( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neural activity and the growth of the brain by Dale Purves( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why we see what we do : an empirical theory of vision by Dale Purves( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in developmental neurobiology( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brains : how they seem to work by Dale Purves( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music as biology : the tones we like and why by Dale Purves( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universality of musical tones has long fascinated philosophers, scientists, musicians, and ordinary listeners. Why do human beings worldwide find some tone combinations consonant and others dissonant? Why do we make music using only a small number of scales out of the billions that are possible? Why do differently organized scales elicit different emotions? Why are there so few notes in scales? In Music as Biology, Dale Purves argues that biology offers answers to these and other questions on which conventional music theory is silent. When people and animals vocalize, they generate tonal sounds--periodic pressure changes at the ear which, when combined, can be heard as melodies and harmonies. Human beings have evolved a sense of tonality, Purves explains, because of the behavioral advantages that arise from recognizing and attending to human voices. The result is subjective responses to tone combinations that are best understood in terms of their contribution to biological success over evolutionary and individual history. Purves summarizes evidence that the intervals defining Western and other scales are those with the greatest collective similarity to the human voice; that major and minor scales are heard as happy or sad because they mimic the subdued and excited speech of these emotional states; and that the character of a culture's speech influences the tonal palette of its traditional music. Rethinking music theory in biological terms offers a new approach to centuries-long debates about the organization and impact of music.--
Perceiving geometry : geometrical illusions explained by natural scene statistics by Catherine Qing Howe( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding vision, whether from a neurobiological, psychological or philosophical perspective, represents a daunting challenge that has been pursued for millennia. During at least the last few centuries, natural philosophers, and more recently vision scientists, have recognized that a fundamental problem in biological vision is that the physical sources underlying sensory stimuli are unknowable in any direct sense. In vision, because physical qualities are conflated when the 3-D world is projected onto the 2-D image plane of the retina, the provenance of light reaching the eye at any moment is inevitably uncertain. This quandary is referred to as the inverse optics problem. The relationship of the real world and the information conveyed to the brain by light present a profound problem. Successful behavior in a complex and potentially hostile environment clearly depends on responding appropriately to the sources of visual stimuli rather than to the physical characteristics of the stimuli as such. If the retinal images generated by light cannot specify the underlying reality an observer must deal with, how then does the visual system produce behavior that is generally successful? Perceiving Geometry considers the evidence that, with respect to the perception of geometry, the human visual system solves this problem by incorporating past human experience of what retinal images have typically corresponded to in the real world. This empirical strategy, which is documented by extensive analyses of scene geometry, explains many otherwise puzzling aspects of what we see (i.e., the so-called "geometrical illusions"), providing the best indication to date as to how perceptions of the geometrical aspects of the world are actually generated by the brain
Making sense of sensory information( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film explores the challenge of explaining visual perception. The production includes an overview of the human visual system, illustrated with animated graphics and live action footage and describes, using engaging 'optical illusions, ' the profound technical and philosophical challenges scientists face in attempting to explain perception. The film ends with a thought-provoking discussion of the essential role of human experience in determining what we perceive."--Container
Neurociencia by Dale Purves( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El sistema nervioso humano es una maquinaria biológica increíble desde cualquier punto de vista: molecular, celular, sistémico, conductual o cognitivo. Tratar de saber cómo funciona el encéfalo y el resto del sistema nervioso constituye un enorme desafío, e implica el estudio y la integración de los conocimientos derivados de esos diferentes niveles de análisis. El objetivo de este libro es avanzar en el entendimiento de la estructura y la función encefálicas, y responder a este interrogante, lo que muchos consideran la última gran frontera de la ciencia biológica. Los aspectos más destacados de la quinta edición son: • Agrupa los temas en cinco unidades sobre el señalamiento neural, la sensibilidad y el procesamiento sensitivo, el movimiento y su control central, el encéfalo cambiante y las funciones encefálicas complejas. • Cuenta con un Glosario y un valioso Apéndice con un resumen de la neuroanatomía humana y un atlas del sistema nervioso central. • Describe, de forma clara y precisa, el modo en que las células principales de todo sistema nervioso –neuronas y glía– realizan sus funciones básicas desde el punto de vista anatómico, electrofisiológico y molecular. • Incluye gran cantidad de información clínica. Por ejemplo, técnicas de diagnóstico por imagen, esclerosis múltiple, aminas biógenas neurotransmisoras y trastornos psiquiátricos, esclerosis lateral amiotrófica, enfermedades por priones, psicocirugía, epilepsia o la enfermedad de Alzheimer. • Estudia en profundidad temas de gran interés y actualidad, como canales y transportadores iónicos, neurotransmisores y receptores, señalamiento molecular en el interior de las neuronas, plasticidad de las sinapsis, la memoria, o la sexualidad y el encéfalo. • Incorpora un sitio web complementario donde estudiantes y docentes encontrarán valiosos materiales para el aprendizaje y la enseñanza de esta asignatura: tarjetas de aprendizaje (flashcards) que ayudan a aprender y repasar cada tema, animaciones, preguntas de autoevaluación, un glosario, así como todas las figuras y tablas del libro
Neurosciences( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuroscienze cognitive by Michael S Gazzaniga( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brains how they work and what that tells us about who we are by Dale Purves( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How brains seem to work Cover title. - Imprint from p. [14]. - Excerpted from Brains : how they seem to work (9780137055098). Cf. resource description page (viewed June 8, 2010) by Dale Purves( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. This Element is an excerpt from Brains: How They Seem to Work (9780137055098) by Dale Purves. Avail
Neurociencia : 5a edición( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Por qué vemos lo que vemos by Dale Purves( )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music as biology : the tones we like and why by Dale Purves( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universality of musical tones has long fascinated philosophers, scientists, musicians, and ordinary listeners. Why do human beings worldwide find some tone combinations consonant and others dissonant? Why do we make music using only a small number of scales out of the billions that are possible? Why do differently organized scales elicit different emotions? Why are there so few notes in scales? In Music as Biology, Dale Purves argues that biology offers answers to these and other questions on which conventional music theory is silent. When people and animals vocalize, they generate tonal sounds--periodic pressure changes at the ear which, when combined, can be heard as melodies and harmonies. Human beings have evolved a sense of tonality, Purves explains, because of the behavioral advantages that arise from recognizing and attending to human voices. The result is subjective responses to tone combinations that are best understood in terms of their contribution to biological success over evolutionary and individual history. Purves summarizes evidence that the intervals defining Western and other scales are those with the greatest collective similarity to the human voice; that major and minor scales are heard as happy or sad because they mimic the subdued and excited speech of these emotional states; and that the character of a culture's speech influences the tonal palette of its traditional music. Rethinking music theory in biological terms offers a new approach to centuries-long debates about the organization and impact of music.--
Brains : how they seem to work by Dale Purves( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Body and brain : a trophic theory of neural connections
Alternative Names
Dale Purves Amerikaans neurowetenschapper

Dale Purves Professor and neuroscientist

퍼브스, 데일 1938-

パーベス, デイル

Languages
English (194)

Spanish (28)

French (20)

Italian (13)

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Principles of cognitive neuroscienceBody and brain : a trophic theory of neural connectionsNeural activity and the growth of the brainWhy we see what we do : an empirical theory of visionBrains : how they seem to workPerceiving geometry : geometrical illusions explained by natural scene statisticsNeurosciencesHow brains seem to work Cover title. - Imprint from p. [14]. - Excerpted from Brains : how they seem to work (9780137055098). Cf. resource description page (viewed June 8, 2010)Brains : how they seem to work