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Purves, Dale

Overview
Works: 37 works in 267 publications in 6 languages and 6,639 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 )

115 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,414 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 545 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 498 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 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Principles of cognitive neuroscience( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 290 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 cognitive neuroscience by Michael S Gazzaniga( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new and rapidly evolving field of cognitive neuroscience brings together cognitive psychology and neuroscience, drawing conceptual and technical elements from both these traditional disciplines. This union has been motivated by the exciting possibility of better understanding complex human brain functions that have puzzled thinkers for centuries. The emergence of cognitive neuroscience as a discipline in its own right over the last two decades is thus an expression of what many see as the next logical step for both neuroscience and cognitive psychology, driven by powerful new methods for studying the human brain. Introduced in 2008, the 1st edtion was written to inform readers at all levels about the growing canon of cognitive neuroscience, and to make clear the many challenges that remain to be solved. As before, this edition includes an extensive glossary of key terms
Readings in developmental neurobiology( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 130 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
Neurociencia by Dale Purves( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurosciences( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films focusing on Neuroscience from Davidson Films
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 13 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 12 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
Music as biology : the tones we like and why by Dale Purves( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 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.--
Karada ga shinkei o shihaisuru( Book )

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

Por que vemos lo que vemos by Dale Purves( )

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

Neuroscience + ebrain by Dale Purves( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuroscience( Recording )

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

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

Dale Purves Professor and neuroscientist

퍼브스, 데일 1938-

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Body and brain : a trophic theory of neural connectionsNeural activity and the growth of the brainWhy we see what we do : an empirical theory of visionPrinciples of cognitive neurosciencePrinciples of cognitive neuroscienceBrains : 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)