The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience / Edition 36

The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience / Edition 36

by Richard Frederick Thompson
     
 

Developed for those with no prior exposure to the field, this primer is an authoritative yet accessible introduction to the brain and its functions. Written by a leading neuroscientist, Thompson provides a basic overview of brain anatomy and physiology from molecules to the mind in a concise, readable format which sparkles with the author's hands on experience with… See more details below

Overview

Developed for those with no prior exposure to the field, this primer is an authoritative yet accessible introduction to the brain and its functions. Written by a leading neuroscientist, Thompson provides a basic overview of brain anatomy and physiology from molecules to the mind in a concise, readable format which sparkles with the author's hands on experience with brain research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716714620
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
06/28/1985
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Brain and Neuron
2. Neuron
3. Membranes and Potentials
4. Synaptic Transmission
5. Neurotransmitters and Chemical Circuits in the Brain
6. Peptides, Hormones and the Brain
7. Biological Imperatives: The Hypothalamic Connection
8. Sensory Processes
9. Motor Control Systems
10. Life Cycle of the Brain: Development, Plasticity, and Aging
11. Learning, Memory and the Brain
12. Cognitive Neuroscience
Appendix: A Tiny Bit of Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacology and Molecular Biology

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