Visual neuroscience is the study of the way in which the -brain accomplishes sight, and this book presents overviews of a range of topics in this area. The chapters are grouped into six sections - retina, retino-geniculate connections, visual development, comparative visual physiology, visual cortex and integrative aspects - and the authors describe both their own contributions to the field, and the influence of their teacher, P.O. Bishop, on their scientific development.
The book is a case study of development in the Thaba-Tseka district of Lesotho during the period 1975 to 1984. It looks at the workings of the development industry in the country and in particular at one development project. The book looks at the way specific ideas about development are generated and deployed by development agencies, and the effects of these ideas in the outcome of the schemes.
Prostanoids are a group of fat-soluble compounds synthesised by almost every cell in the human body, and they are essential to the proper functioning of the organs. Interruption to the constant rate of formation and release of prostanoids may cause life-threatening conditions to develop, for example a deficiency may exacerbate or cause strokes, heart disease, diabetes and an excess is implicated in arthritis. The interest in the structure and functions of prostanoids is great and much research effort has been spent on elucidating facts about them. This book makes explicit the present knowledge on the subject, and emphasises the pharmacology, physiology and relevance to clinical conditions. It offers those studying pharmacology and physiology, particularly in preclinical medical courses, an up-to-date summary of this exciting group of substances.