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Vertebrate Nervous System

Handbook of Physiology, Comparative Physiology

  1. Philip S. Ulinski

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp130102

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Ulinski, P. S. 2011. Vertebrate Nervous System. Comprehensive Physiology. 17–53.

Author Information

  1. Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    How Many Parts Does the Nervous System Have?
    • 1.1
      Early Development of the Nervous System
    • 1.2
      Body and Brain Segments
    • 1.3
      Neurogenetic Compartments
    • 1.4
      Cell Lineage Clusters
    • 1.5
      Brain and Body Size
  • 2
    How is Sensory Information Represented in the Brain?
    • 2.1
      Receptor-Based Maps
    • 2.2
      Evolution of Receptor-Based Maps
    • 2.3
      Constructed Maps
    • 2.4
      Distributed Representations
  • 3
    How Are Movements Generated and Controlled?
    • 3.1
      Reflexes
    • 3.2
      Central Pattern Generators
    • 3.3
      Orienting Movements
    • 3.4
      Ongoing Movements
    • 3.5
      Grasping Movements
  • 4
    How Are Different Kinds of Information Integrated in the Pallium?
    • 4.1
      Association Cortex and Pallial Organization
    • 4.2
      Categorizing Sequences
    • 4.3
      Cognitive Maps
  • 5
    Traditional Hypotheses of Vertebrate Brain Evolution Reconsidered