© 1992

The Neurosciences: Paths of Discovery, I

  • Editors
  • Frederic G. Worden
  • Judith P. Swazey
  • George Adelman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Neurosciences: Paths of Discovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. George Adelman, Frederic G. Worden
      Pages 3-12
  3. The F.O. Schmitt Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-14
    2. John Z. Young
      Pages 15-46
  4. Comparative Approaches to the Nervous System

  5. Nerve Cells and Brain Circuits

  6. Membrane Excitability and Synaptic Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Kenneth S. Cole
      Pages 143-157
    3. John G. Eccles
      Pages 159-179
  7. Neurotransmitters and Brain Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-190
    2. Floyd E. Bloom
      Pages 211-227
  8. Adventures with Unexpected Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-230

About this book


To commemorate properly the 70th birthday of a man who, by his very nature, is too busy to pause for any kind of ceremonial event unless it has a concomitant functional output was a difficult problem for the Staff and Associates of the Neurosciences Research Program. Frank (F. O. S. ) has always dreaded the prospect that sometime it might be appropriate for his colleagues to present him a Fest­ schrift. In fact, "Fest me no Schriften" became his battle cry, expressing his feeling that the idea of testimonials clustered into a book was anathema. So the "break­ through" idea for the planners was to organize a symposium around the theme of discovery in neuroscience that would be valuable scientifically and, in its demon­ stration of interdisciplinary interaction, would support that emphasis in Frank's career. After much planning a program was developed, beginning with a birthday party the evening before, followed by the two-day symposium, and closing with the first F. O. Schmitt Lecture in Neuroscience. We hope that publication of the scientific proceedings in this volume will be of interest not only to the neuroscience community, but also to a broad general readership interested in discovery, under­ standing, and the creative processes in scientific work. An organizing committee, chaired by Fred Worden, collected advice and guidance leading to the selection of speakers whose scientific careers have played an important part in the recent history of modern neuroscience.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Neurosciences: Paths of Discovery, I
  • Authors F. WORDEN
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1992
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-8176-3621-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-6817-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 622
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
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