Fundamental Neuroscience / Edition 3

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With over 300 training programs in neuroscience currently in existence, demand is great for a comprehensive textbook that both introduces graduate students to the full range of neuroscience, from molecular biology to clinical science, but also assists instructors in offering an in-depth course in neuroscience to advanced undergraduates.

The second edition of Fundamental Neuroscience accomplishes all this and more. The thoroughly revised text features over 25% new material including completely new chapters, illustrations, and a CD-ROM containing all the figures from the text. More concise and manageable than the previous edition, this book has been retooled to better serve its audience in the neuroscience and medical communities.

KEY FEATURES: Key Features

* Logically organized into 7 sections, with uniform editing of the content for a “one-voice” feel throughout all 54 chapters

* Includes numerous text boxes with concise, detailed descriptions of specific experiments, disorders, methodological approaches, and concepts

* Well-illustrated with over 850 full color figures, also included on the accompanying CD-ROM

Audience: Graduate students and researchers in neuroscience, as well as medical students.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: Neuroscience is a rapidly evolving field and this book is an excellent introduction to this exciting discipline for students in multiple fields. Written and edited by a group of internationally recognized neuroscientists, the third edition remains a superb and comprehensive reference and textbook, just as the previous two editions were.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, is "to capture the promise and excitement of this fast moving field." They note that due to advances in such fields as genetics and neuroimaging, the chapters required revision from the previous edition to "effectively introduce(s) students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience."
Audience: The intended audience includes students, clinicians, and neuroscientists.
Features: Part I focuses on the basics/fundamentals of neuroscience with chapters on such topics as cellular organization, history of the field, and responsible research conduct. In part II, cellular and molecular mechanisms are reviewed from the subcellular level up to complex information processing. Nervous system development is reviewed in part III with chapters on cellular determinism, neurogenesis and migration, programmed cell death, synaptic elimination, and early experience driven neuroplasticity and sensitive periods. Parts IV and V cover the sensory and motor systems respectfully. Part VI focuses on the regulatory systems with chapters on the hypothalamus, organization of the autonomic nervous system, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, homeostasis, neuroendocrine control, circadian timekeeping, sleep, and reward systems. Part VII covers the behavioral and cognitive neurosciences with outstanding chapters on evolution, aging, visual object perception, spatial cognition, attention, learning and memory, language, executive functions, and consciousness. Each chapter concludes with relevant citations of the scientific literature and the index was useful.
Assessment: This is essential reading for any student of neuroscience. Every issue pertinent to the study of the brain and behavior is covered in this excellent book.
From the Publisher
"Here in the fourth edition of this textbook, editors Squire, Berg, Bloom, du Lac, Ghosh, and Spitzer, all working scientists with backgrounds in various specialties in neuroscience, present extensive new material with all chapters updated and rewritten. The book is organized into seven sections with numerous chapters in each encompassing a comprehensive view of 21st century neuroscience…"—Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123740199
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/11/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1280
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.

Floyd Bloom was the editor of Science magazine, now Brain Research.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
I Neuroscience
1 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
2 The Architecture of Nervous Systems
II Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
3 Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue
4 Subcellular Organization of the Nervous System: Organelles and Their Functions
5 Electrotonic Properties of Axons and Dendrites
6 Membrane Potential and Action Potential
7 Neurotransmitters
8 Release of Neurotransmitters
9 Neurotransmitter Receptors
10 Intracellular Signaling
11 Postsynaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration
12 Information Processing in Complex Dendrites
13 Brain Energy Metabolism
III Nervous System Development
14 Neural Induction and Pattern Formation
15 Neurogenesis and Migration
16 Cellular Determination
17 Growth Cones and Axon Pathfinding
18 Target Selection, Topographic Maps, and Synapse Formation
19 Programmed Cell Death and Neurotrophic Factors
20 Synapse Elimination
21 Early Experience and Critical Periods
IV Sensory Systems
22 Fundamentals of Sensory Systems
23 Sensory Transduction
24 Chemical Senses: Taste and Olfaction
25 The Somatosensory System
26 Audition
27 Vision
V Motor Systems
28 Fundamentals of Motor Systems
29 The Spinal Cord, Muscle, and Locomotion
30 Descending Control of Movement
31 The Basal Ganglia
32 Cerebellum
33 Eye Movements
VI Regulatory Systems
34 The Hypothalamus: An Overview of Regulatory Systems
35 Central Control of Autonomic Functions: Organization of the Autonomic Nervous System
36 Neural Regulation of the Cardiovascular System
37 Neural Control of Breathing
38 Food Intake and Metabolism
39 Water Intake and Body Fluids
40 Neuroendocrine Systems
41 Circadian Timing
42 Sleep, Dreaming, and Wakefulness
43 Motivation and Reward
44 Drug Reward and Addiction
VII Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
45 Human Brain Evolution
46 Cognitive Development and Aging
47 Visual Perception of Objects
48 Spatial Cognition
49 Attention
50 Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms
51 Learning and Memory: Brain Systems
52 Language and Communication
53 The Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Brain Functions
54 Executive Control and Thought
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