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  John Eccles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Eccles or Eagles (1668 - January 12, 1735) was an English composer.
Eccles was very active as a composer for the theatre, and from the 1680s wrote a large amount of incidental music including music for William Congreve's Love for Love, John Dryden's The Spanish Friar and William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Eccles also wrote music for the coronation of Queen Anne and a number of songs.
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 John Carew Eccles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Eccles passed a current into the sensory neuron in the quadriceps, the motor neuron innervating the quadriceps produced a small excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP).
Until around 1949, Eccles believed that synaptic transmission was primarily electrical rather than chemical.
Eccles was a devout theist and a sometime Catholic, and is regarded by many Christians as an examplar of the successful melding of a life of science with one of faith.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Carew_Eccles   (638 words)

 AAS-Biographical memoirs-Eccles
John Carew Eccles was born on 27 January 1903 at Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne.
Eccles was deeply impressed by Popper's main tenet, that scientific hypotheses should be both clearly formulated and testable by experiment, and that the strength of a hypothesis depended on the failure of rigorous investigation to falsify it rather than on evidence which apparently supported it.
Eccles was awarded a Royal Medal in 1962, and the award in 1963 of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with A.L.Hodgkin and A.F.Huxley, recognized his fundamental contributions to the ionic mechanisms of synaptic transmission in the brain.
www.science.org.au /academy/memoirs/eccles.htm   (16057 words)

 Ockhams Razor - 2/3/2003: Centenary of Sir John Eccles
John Eccles would have been 100 on January 27th, and there will be quite a few programs on Radio National giving a detailed account of his extraordinary contribution to research and ideas.
Eccles supported an electrical explanation which required the inhibited nerve cell’s voltage still to depolarise, that is to become less negative and move towards zero.
Eccles later wrote, ‘It was a clear test … we were momentarily stunned, as well we might be after a long day’s experiment … but on recovering from the shock, the decision was made.
www.abc.net.au /rn/science/ockham/stories/s792556.htm   (1721 words)

 BookRags: John Carew Eccles Biography
In 1962, John Carew Eccles was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, an award he shared with Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley for their research in the mechanisms of control and communication between nerve cells.
It was at Oxford that Eccles began applying new methods of electrophysiology, which involves the use of electronic amplifiers and cathode-ray oscilloscopes, to study the brief electrical impulses in nerve fibers.
Eccles was president of the Australian Academy of Sciences from 1957 to 1961.
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 RSNZ/Academy Yearbook 1999/John Eccles
Eccles was proud of the fact that "the majority of the senior faculty of the newly founded Medical School at Auckland University" had been his students.
Eccles was still full of energy and ideas, but he faced the problem of a compulsory retirement age of 65, and realised that the research facilities which he required would not be available to him after 1968.
Eccles was appointed to a Distinguished Professorship in Physiology and Biophysics.
www.rsnz.org /directory/yearbooks/year99/eccles.php   (2073 words)

 P S Y C H E
Eccles' evolutionary story includes his discussion of the development of fine motor control from early primates to HS in connection with expansion of motor cortical representation for the thumb and fingers.
Eccles' answer to the question is that periods of stasis are punctuated by periods of rapid evolutionary change (speciation events), but with saltations and the creation of "hopeful monsters." He cites Eldredge and Gould's (1972) theory of punctuated equilibria for support of his saltatory view of evolution.
Eccles intends that X be instantiated to phenomenal consciousness (P-consciousness to use Block's term; Block, 1995); and he maintains that such consciousness cannot be explained in exclusively natural terms.
psyche.cs.monash.edu.au /book_reviews/eccles   (2096 words)

 John Eccles on mind and brain
Eccles feels that this 'impoverished and empty' theory fails to account for 'the wonder and mystery of the human self with its spiritual values, with its creativity, and with its uniqueness for each of us' [2].
Eccles calls the fundamental neural units of the cerebral cortex dendrons, and proposes that each of the 40 million dendrons is linked with a mental unit, or pychon, representing a unitary conscious experience.
Eccles is in basic agreement with the neo-Darwinian theory that evolution is driven by random genetic mutations followed by the weeding out of unfavorable variations by natural selection, but he also believes that 'there is a Divine Providence operating over and above the materialist happenings of biological evolution' [10].
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 ANU - The John Curtin School of Medical Research - JCSMR
Sir John Eccles (1903-1997), Foundation Professor of Physiology in the John Curtin School (1951-1966), shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963 for his fundamental contributions to the ionic mechanisms of synaptic transmission in the brain, based on research carried out in the School.
Eccles was a member of Sherrington's team investigating spinal reflexes, and also became involved in studying synaptic transmission in the heart and sympathetic ganglia.
Faced with retirement in 1968, Eccles moved to the United States in 1966, initially to Chicago and from 1968-1975 to Buffalo as Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the State University of New York.
jcsmr.anu.edu.au /about/nobelprize/eccles.php   (499 words)

 BookRags: John C. Eccles Biography
Sherrington and Eccles conducted their research without the benefit of the electronic devices that would later be developed to measure a nerve cell's electrical activity.
This depolarization, Eccles believed, occurred because charged ions in the muscle cell were released into the exterior of the cell when the chemical substance released by the nerve cell was bound to the muscle cell.
This research continued into the early 1950s, and it convinced Eccles that transmission from nerve cell to nerve cell or nerve cell to muscle cell occurred by a chemical mechanism, not an electrical mechanism as he had thought earlier.
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 "John Eccles on Mind and Brain" by David Pratt
However, Eccles denies that the mind is a type of nonphysical substance (as it is in Cartesian dualism), and says that it merely belongs to a different world.
Eccles, with the help of quantum physicist Friedrich Beck, shows that mind-brain action can be explained without violating the conservation of energy if account is taken of quantum physics and the latest discoveries concerning the microstructure of the neocortex.
Eccles is in basic agreement with the neo-Darwinian theory that evolution is driven by random genetic mutations followed by the weeding out of unfavorable variations by natural selection, but he also believes that "there is a Divine Providence operating over and above the materialist happenings of biological evolution." (Ibid., p.
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 Cognitive science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the early twentieth century, the popular notion of mind was altered by John B. Watson's behaviorist viewpoint that consciousness was not an appropriate question for scientific inquiry and that only observable behavior should be studied.
John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Allen Newell, and Herbert Simon founded the field of artificial intelligence around the same time.
Within philosophy familiar names include Daniel Dennett who writes from a computational systems perspective, John Searle known for his controversial Chinese Room, Jerry Fodor who advocates functionalism, and Douglas Hofstadter who is famous for writing Gödel, Escher, Bach which questions the nature of words and thought.
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 Eccles in Northern Ireland before 1750   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is believed Charles Eccles was the Son of William Eccles of Shannock who was the son of Daniel Eccles, High Sheriff of Shannock 1675, who was the son of Gilbert Eccles b.1602 in Ayrshire Scotland.
Gilbert was the son of John Eccles of Kildonan and Janet Cathcart of the family of Carleton.
Hugh Eccles belonged to the parish of Belfast and John Eccles to the parish of Shankill.
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 The Funeral Sermon of John Spilsbury
John Spilsbury began ministering to this church somewhere in 1655-1656 era.
However, if Eccles was referring to another period in his life, then it would be some thirty years before this which would place it in the late 1660s, or the times of extreme persecutions.
Without saying it directly John Spilsbury and John Eccles hastened to imply that the WAY saints go about doing the will of God is just as important as the desired ends or goals they are working towards in doing the will of God.
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 Sir John Eccles - Biography
It was the period of controversy between the exponents of the rival chemical and electrical theories of synaptic transmission with Eccles in particular resisting many aspects of the chemical transmitter story that was being developed so effectively by Dale and his colleagues.
In 1937 Eccles left England for Australia to become Director of a small medical research unit in Sydney, where he was fortunate to have the distinguished collaboration of Bernard Katz and Stephen Kuffler.
In 1955 this stage of the investigation was described in the Herter Lectures of Johns Hopkins University, and was published in 1957 as The Physiology of Nerve Cells.
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 Gifford Lecture Series - Authors
Also during this period of research, Eccles was involved in a controversy about whether synaptic transmission was electrical or chemical in nature, with Eccles himself arguing for the electrical theory against fellow researcher Dale, the proponent of the experimentally successful chemical theory.
Eccles left England in 1937 for Sydney to direct a small medical research facility, working for the next six years mainly in the electrophysical analysis of the joints of cats and frogs.
In his last few decades, Eccles looked more and more at the larger picture in which his research was involved and dealt with philosophical questions, developing his own answers to basic questions such as what it means to be human.
www.giffordlectures.org /Author.asp?AuthorID=55   (832 words)

 Eccles, Sir John Carew - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
ECCLES, SIR JOHN CAREW [Eccles, Sir John Carew], 1903-97, Australian neurophysiologist.
He shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with A. Hodgkin and A. Huxley for work on the transmission of signals from nerve cells.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Eccles, Sir John Carew" at HighBeam.
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 John Eccles Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sir John Eccles, a distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner who has devoted his scientific life to the study of the mammalian brain, tells the story of how we came to be, not only as animals at the end of the hominid evolutionary line, but also as human beings possessed of reflective consciousness.
Distinguished philosopher Sir Karl Popper and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Sir John Eccles argue the case for a highly distinctive view of the relation of mind and body.
The Human Psyche is an in-depth exploration of dualist-interactionism, a concept Sir John Eccles developed with Sir Karl Popper, in the context of a wide variety of brain activities relating to self-consciousness.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/John_Eccles   (346 words)

 John Eccles - Classical music composer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He was the eldest son and pupil of his father, Solomon Eccles.
John Blow, William Boyce, Thomas Campion, John Eccles, Alfonso (ii) Ferrabosco, Maurice Greene, Nicholas Lanier, Henry Lawes, John Weldon, John Wilson
Ludwig van Beethoven, John Eccles, Grimm-Freres (Ignaz and Anton Boeck), Johann Wilhelm Hertel, Leopold Mozart, Camille Saint-Saens
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 Review of "Evolution of the Brain: Creation of the Self" by John Eccles
As Eccles explains, "Wallace felt that human intelligence could only be explained by the direct intervention of Cosmic intelligence" (Eccles, 1989, p.
That this is so is not always clear; you have to read Eccles' entire story, and you have to read it carefully.
If we have P-consciousness (as it certainly seems we do), and evolution can't explain it, then we seem to be sliding toward Wallace rather than Darwin: we seem to be sliding toward an explanation that goes beyond nature toward theism.
psyche.cs.monash.edu.au /v5/psyche-5-10-bringsjord.html   (2088 words)

 Eccles Family Crest
The name is a result of the original family having lived in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.
In continental Europe, the most ancient recorded family crest was discovered upon the monumental effigy of a Count of Wasserburg in the church of St. Emeran, at Ratisobon, Germany...
In the Eccles coat of arms as in all coat of arms the crest is only one element of the full armorial achievement.
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 Eccles, John Carew - Bright Sparcs Biographical entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
(Sir) John Carew Eccles was Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the State University of New York, Buffalo 1968-75.
Earlier he was Professor of Physiology at the Australian National University 1951-66 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1963 (jointly).
Commemorated by Sir John Eccles Lecture, University of New South Wales, established in 1993 to mark his 90th birthday.
www.asap.unimelb.edu.au /bsparcs/biogs/P000382b.htm   (182 words)

 HOASM: John Eccles Discography
Take him gently from the pile (John Eccles); 5.
Love's but the frailty of the mind (John Eccles); 14.
Take, O take those lips away (John Weldon); 3.
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 Sir John Eccles - Biography
He graduated from Melbourne University in Medicine with first class honours in 1925, and as Victorian Rhodes Scholar for 1925 entered Magdalen College, Oxford, as an undergraduate in order to study under Sir Charles Sherrington.
It was the period of controversy between the exponents of the rival chemical and electrical theories of synaptic transmission with Eccles in particular resisting many aspects of the chemical transmitter story that was being developed so effectively by
In 1928 John Carew Eccles married Irene Frances Miller of Motueka, New Zealand, and there are nine children; four sons and five daughters, of whom the two eldest sons are scientists with Ph.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1963/eccles-bio.html   (1071 words)

 My man John (John Eccles) - ChoralWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
(Spoken:) Maid Mary having broke the handle of her hair broom and hearing that (Manservant John) had a long stick that would fit it, desired him to put it in for her.
My man John had a thing that was long,
My man John put his thing that was long,
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 Dramatic Themes in Eccles's Semele   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The research presented here is the first of my projects in the area of dramatic subtext in Baroque opera and oratorio.
Anthony Rooley has asserted that ``Eccles awaits the searching light of unbiased study and, particularly, informed performance.'' In this talk, I attempt to engage in such a study of Eccles' Semele.
The opera is rich with interpretive possibilities and subtext, and I will present an analysis of the music that supports a view of the opera as a dramatically unified whole.
www.robertkelleyphd.com /semele.htm   (268 words)

 Eccles, John Carew - Bright Sparcs Published Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Eccles, John Carew - Bright Sparcs Published Sources
Mennis, Mary R., The Book of Eccles: a Portrait of Sir John Eccles, Australian Nobel Laureate and Scientist, Lalong Enterprises, Aspley, 2003, 60 pp.
Cytowicz, Barbara, 'Sir John Eccles: Odyssey of a Nobel Prize Winner', Australasian Science, vol.
www.asap.unimelb.edu.au /bsparcs/bib/P000382p.htm   (320 words)

J.C.Eccles, Sir Cyril Burt, Dr.Wilder Penfield and Prof.W.H.Thorpe stated that in their opinion the brain appears to be more a complicated organism to register and channel consciousness rather than produce it.
In his famous debate with philosopher Popper "The self and its brain" this matter was examined further.
Eccles, John C. & Popper K.R.: The Self and its brain (1978)
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