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Purves, Dale

Overview
Works: 41 works in 315 publications in 6 languages and 7,172 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Instructional films  Documentary films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Director, Other
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Most widely held works about Dale Purves
 
Most widely held works by Dale Purves
Neuroscience by Dale Purves( Book )

144 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,594 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 cognitive neuroscience by Dale Purves( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 588 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
Principles of neural development by Dale Purves( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 490 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 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in developmental neurobiology( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 222 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.--Provided by publisher
Why we see what we do redux : a wholly empirical theory of vision by Dale Purves( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Perceiving geometry : geometrical illusions explained by natural scene statistics by Catherine Qing Howe( Book )

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

Considers the evidence that, with respect to the perception of geometry, the human visual system solves problems by incorporating past human experience of what retinal images have typically corresponded to in the real world. This empirical strategy, documented by analyses of scene geometry, explains many otherwise puzzling aspects of what we see
Making sense of sensory information( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 131 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
Neurosciences( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 52 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuroscience( Recording )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karada ga shinkei o shihaisuru( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuroscience : illustrations from the text neuroscience( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Korean and held by 2 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 (206)

Spanish (25)

French (23)

Italian (13)

Japanese (2)

Korean (2)

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Principles of cognitive neuroscienceBody and brain : a trophic theory of neural connectionsWhy we see what we do : an empirical theory of visionWhy we see what we do redux : a wholly empirical theory of visionBrains : how they seem to workPerceiving geometry : geometrical illusions explained by natural scene statisticsNeurosciencesNeuroscience : illustrations from the text neuroscience