Gay, Straight and the Reason Why
Dr. Larry Swanson is Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences and a member of the Neuroscience Research Institute at USC, where he directs a laboratory investigating brain systems that control motivation and emotion. His recent book Brain Architecture: Understanding the Basic Plan presents a new theory of nervous system organization, and his atlas Brain Maps is in its third edition. He and his wife, Neely have translated three classic works of Santiago RamÃ³n y Cajal (1852-1934), the Nobel Prize-winning founder of modern neuroscience. Dr. Swanson is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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