Neurobiology / Edition 3

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The second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook was thoroughly revised to incorporate a multitude of recent research findings in neuroscience. A new chapter on molecular neurobiology was added and the basic concepts of the synapse, impulse, neurotransmitters, and neuromodulators were put on a molecular basis. The author greatly extended the treatment of developmental and memory mechanisms and also introduced the field of neuroimmunology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195088434
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 10.12 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author
Gordon M. Shepherd is Professor of Neuroscience at Yale University. He received his B.S. degree at Iowa State University, M.D. at Harvard Medical School, and Ph.D. at Oxford University. Dr. Shepherd is internationally known for his research on synaptic organization in the olfactory system and its relation to behavior.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
PART I: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
2. Molecular Neurobiology
3. Neurons and Glia
4. The Membrane Potential
5. The Action Potential
6. The Synapse
7. Synaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration
8. Second Messengers and Neuromodulators
9. Developmental Neurobiology
PART II: Sensory Systems
10. Introduction: From Receptors to Perceptions
11. Chemical Senses
12. The Somatic Senses
13. Muscle Sense and Kinesthesia
14. The sense of Balance
15. Hearing
16. Vision
PART III: Motor Systems
17. Introduction: The Nature of Motor Function
18. Autonomic Functions
19. Reflexes and Fixed Motor Responses
20. Locomotion
21. Motor Hierarchies
22. Manipulation
23. Communication and Speech
PART IV: Central Systems
24. Introduction: The Nature of Central Systems
25. Biorhythms
26. Visceral Brains: Feeding
27. Visceral Brains: Mating
28. Emotion
29. Learning and Memory
30. The Cerebral Cortex and Human Behavior

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