“Body, Brain, Behavior: Three Views and a Conversation” describes brain research on the frontiers, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between the brain and its development and evolution, peripheral organs, and other brains in communication. The book expands current views of neuroscience by illustrating the integration of these disciplines. By using a novel method of conversations between 3 scientists of different disciplines, cellular, endocrine, developmental, and social processes are seamlessly woven into topics that relate to contemporary living in health and disease. This book is a critical read for anyone who wants to become familiar with the inner workings of the nervous system and its intimate connections to the universe of contemporary life issues. This pioneering book does the following:
- Introduces the reader to basic principles of brain research and integrative physiology.
- Dissects the dispute between Cajal and Golgi regarding the state-of-the art in the neurosciences and immunobiology.
- Provides a short history of brain research and metabolism.
- Discusses contemporary approaches in the neurosciences, along with the importance of technological versus conceptual advances.
- Examines the dynamics of social connections between two brains, integrating mechanisms of Body/Brain/Behavior-to-Body/Brain/Behavior between subjects.
To launch the book in Oxford, talks will be given by each of the three authors to outline their perspectives:
Tamás Horváth: “The hunger view on body, brain and behavior”
Joy Hirsch: “Brain-to-Brain”
Zoltán Molnár: “The developing brain”
The lectures will be followed by reception in the Sherrington reception foyer 5-6pm
“This book illustrates how natural dialogue between scientists from diverse areas of interest and scholarship related to body, brain, and behavior serves as a web to connect elemental topics into a global Neuroscience of Life” – Joy Hirsch, PHD
Read more about the book on the DPAG website: www.dpag.ox.ac.uk/news/new-book-expands-the-horizons-of-brain-research
The book is available to purchase on the Elsevier website: www.elsevier.com/books/body-brain-behavior/horvath/978-0-12-818093-8