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Author Pagán, Oné R.,
Title The first brain : the neuroscience of planarians / One R. Pagan.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]

Subject Brain -- Evolution.
Developmental neurophysiology.
Brain -- physiology.
Evolution, Molecular.
Planarians -- physiology.
Description 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Fundamentals -- Science -- Biomedical research -- The science of the brain -- An introduction to the neurosciences -- The human brain -- Some brief thoughts on pharmacology -- Planarians -- Planarians in modern biology -- Planarians in the popular culture: the arts, science fiction, fantasy, and humor -- The first brain -- From corals and plants to planarians and rats.
Summary The story of planarians, and their use as an animal model for many types of research in neuropharmacology. The book shows how research involving planarians has led to developments in biomedicine, neurobiology, and how planarians have been involved in popular biological and cultural topics.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (ebrary, viewed on October 20, 2014).
ISBN 9780199965052 (electronic bk.)
0199965056 (electronic bk.)
9780199965045 (alk. paper)
0199965048 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 873805658
Additional Format Print version: Pagan, One R. First brain 9780199965045 (DLC) 2013031621 (OCoLC)858778179