Neuroscience

Neuroscience

by Dale Purves, Williams, McNamara, LaMantia
     
 

A classy introductory text to how the nervous system works highlighting the challenges, controversies, and uncertainties in neuroscience. The 15 contributors (neurobiology, Duke U. Medical Center) extend both their talents in neuroscience and teaching in a systematic outline of the nervous system's organization, neural signaling, sensation and sensory processing,…  See more details below

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A classy introductory text to how the nervous system works highlighting the challenges, controversies, and uncertainties in neuroscience. The 15 contributors (neurobiology, Duke U. Medical Center) extend both their talents in neuroscience and teaching in a systematic outline of the nervous system's organization, neural signaling, sensation and sensory processing, movement and its central control, brain development, and complex brain function including discussions of cognition, sleep, and sexuality. Includes quality color illustrations and photographs.

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Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Neurophysiology is a constantly changing field. Upgrades are needed at all times and the ability to explain the new molecular findings in a natural and yet readable form remains a challenge faced by whoever writes these books.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to address the current physiological understanding acquired over the most recent research experiments. Those are worthy objectives fully met by the authors.
Audience: Neurologists, graduate students, medical students, and neurosurgeons are the main target for this book. In my view, those audiences have been well served by this book. The authors are definite authorities in the field.
Features: Multiple authors contribute 30 chapters to this book. The contents of each chapter reflect the most modern understanding of the neurophysiology of the brain and the potential applications of neuroscience into the daily clinical understanding of functions such as sleep, pain, sensory modulation, and behavior. Until now, it is very much like other classic textbooks in the field. The drawings and charts are, however, more self-explanatory than they are in many of the other books I have seen. This represents a definite contribution to graduate and medical student, who need to quickly understand complex concepts in a short amount of time.
Assessment: This is an important purchase for general medical libraries.
3 Stars from Doody
Booknews
A text/CD-ROM for undergraduates, medical students, and graduate students in the neurosciences, highlighting the excitement and uncertainties of the field. Contains units on neural signaling, sensation and sensory processing, movement and its central control, the changing brain, and complex brain functions. The CD-ROM contains an interactive atlas of the human nervous system which can function as a stand-alone atlas and as a tool for visualizing the neuroanatomical structures described in the text. The interactive atlas features images of a whole brain and sections, animations, and MRIs of a living brain. Author information is not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878937257
Publisher:
Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
773
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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