"As a textbook for advanced courses and reference work for anyone whose interests touch on vertebrate neuroanatomy...it is a uniquely valuable single-volume survey." (The Quarterly Review of Biology
, June 2006)
"...well written and can be a valuable reading material for basic understanding of the brain and its adaptation." (American Association of Anatomists Newsletter, March 2006)
From the Publisher
This unique book explores the evolution of the vertebrate nervous system, focusing on brain systems' functions and their relationship to behavior, adaptation and survival. Presents the material in a step-by-step manner to ease the reader's entry into this complex but captivating subject and to demonstrate how surprisingly similar the brains of vertebrates are in some ways while being extremely diverse in other ways. Takes into account additional cranial nerves, both known and newly recognized ones, which are not included in the "traditional twelve."
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