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The Resource Do zombies dream of undead sheep? : a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain, Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

Do zombies dream of undead sheep? : a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain, Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

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Do zombies dream of undead sheep? : a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain
Title
Do zombies dream of undead sheep?
Title remainder
a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek
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Language
eng
Summary
"Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? In Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, neuroscientists and zombie enthusiasts Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek apply their neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey. Combining tongue-in-cheek analysis with modern neuroscientific principles, Verstynen and Voytek show how zombism can be understood in terms of current knowledge regarding how the brain works. In each chapter, the authors draw on zombie popular culture and identify a characteristic zombie behavior that can be explained using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relationships. Through this exploration they shed light on fundamental neuroscientific questions such as: How does the brain function during sleeping and waking? What neural systems control movement? What is the nature of sensory perception? Walking an ingenious line between seriousness and satire, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? leverages the popularity of zombie culture in order to give readers a solid foundation in neuroscience."--
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1978-
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Verstynen, Timothy
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP355.2
LC item number
.V47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Neurosciences
  • Zombies
  • Brain
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Do zombies dream of undead sheep? : a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain, Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude. Sacrifices not made in vain -- Introduction -- Gray's (undead) anatomy -- Do zombies dream of undead sheep? -- The neural correlates of lumbering -- Hungry, angry, and stupid is no way to go through unlife -- There's no crying in the zombie apocalypse! -- Tongue-tied and twisted -- Disengagement deficit of the dead -- Whose undead face is this, anyway? -- How am I not myself? -- Eternal sunshine of the undead mine -- Fighting the zombie apocalypse... with science!
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780691157283
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2014011128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocn877364364
  • (OCoLC)877364364
  • 1953581
  • 109515633
  • 109515633
Label
Do zombies dream of undead sheep? : a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain, Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude. Sacrifices not made in vain -- Introduction -- Gray's (undead) anatomy -- Do zombies dream of undead sheep? -- The neural correlates of lumbering -- Hungry, angry, and stupid is no way to go through unlife -- There's no crying in the zombie apocalypse! -- Tongue-tied and twisted -- Disengagement deficit of the dead -- Whose undead face is this, anyway? -- How am I not myself? -- Eternal sunshine of the undead mine -- Fighting the zombie apocalypse... with science!
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780691157283
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2014011128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn877364364
  • (OCoLC)877364364
  • 1953581
  • 109515633
  • 109515633

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