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Author Gisolfi, Carl V.,
Title The hot brain : survival, temperature, and the human body / Carl V. Gisolfi and Francisco Mora.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000.
©2000

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Author Gisolfi, Carl V.,
Series Bradford book.
Subject Body temperature -- Regulation.
Brain.
Evolution.
Genetic Phenomena.
Body Temperature Changes.
Biological Phenomena.
Central Nervous System.
Homeostasis.
Physiological Phenomena.
Adaptation, Physiological.
Body Temperature.
Signs and Symptoms.
Adaptation, Biological.
Nervous System.
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms.
Phenomena and Processes.
Anatomy.
Disease.
Brain.
Acclimatization.
Body Temperature Regulation.
Biological Evolution.
Fever.
Alt Name Mora, Francisco (Mora Teruel),
Description 1 online resource (x, 272 pages) : illustrations
Note "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index.
Summary "The book first traces the story of the brain throughout evolution and shows how the control of body temperature as a survival mechanism was achieved. It then goes on to discuss the mechanisms of our environmental independence, why a body temperature of 37[degrees]C (only five degrees from death) is essential for humans, and how this narrow temperature range is defended. It describes how we cope with environmental extremes, the function of fevers, and why thermoregulation is best understood through a combination of physiological and cognitive approaches."--Jacket.
Contents Preface -- In the beginning -- Evolution and the control of body temperatures as a mechanism for survival -- The mechanics of our environmental independence: building circuits and chemicals in the brain -- More about the brain and temperature -- What's so important about a body temperature of 37dc? -- From Siberia to Africa: understanding the extremes -- The burning brain -- Fever, survival, and death -- Temperature and the struggle for life -- The brain is the body: a unitary perspective on thermoregulation.
Note Print version record.
English.
ISBN 058532056X (electronic bk.)
9780585320564 (electronic bk.)
0262071983
9780262071987
0262515342
9780262515344
9780262071987
0262071983 (Trade Cloth)
9780262273886
0262273888
OCLC # 45844177
Additional Format Print version: Gisolfi, Carl V. Hot brain. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000 0262071983 (DLC) 99031037 (OCoLC)41299366



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