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In its first two editions, this text pioneered a fresh, contemporary approach to undergraduate neuroscience with a biological emphasis. It quickly became the preferred neuroscience text by both faculty and students. This new third edition will take you further, with a more refined approach, new information on emerging trends and discoveries, and much more.

Written specifically to speak to students and stimulate critical thought. Typical neuroscience texts assume that readers possess extensive prior knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics, while physiological psychology texts often fail to cover the neurobiology that is essential to understanding brain function. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain strikes the perfect balance, providing a clear, reader-friendly writing style that makes even the most difficult neurobiological principles easy to learn and remember.

A good thing made even better. The authors have expanded on strengths of previous editions by incorporating valuable classroom feedback provided by students and faculty. Now, for the first time, a robust package of ancillaries is available for both students and instructors. These bonus ancillaries will add power to instruction and learning-

" undergraduate neuroscience text that emphasizes the cellular foundations, sensory and motor systems, and behavioral topics covered in most neuroscience, neurobiology , and physiological psychology courses."

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A text for science and nonscience majors in introductory neuroscience, neurobiology, and physiological psychology courses. Covers what is commonly taught to most second-year medical students, but without the prerequisites and with less clinical emphasis, comparable to an introductory college level text in general biology. Features boxes on neuroscience discoveries by the discoverers themselves, real world neuroscience applications, and discussion of advanced topics, plus chapter outlines, key terms, review questions, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683004885
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 666

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Neuroscience 1
2 Neurons and Glia 22
3 The Neuronal Membrane at Rest 46
4 The Action Potential 68
5 Synaptic Transmission 92
6 Neurotransmitter Systems 122
7 Structure of the Nervous System 152
8 The Chemical Senses 188
9 The Eye 210
10 The Central Visual System 240
11 The Auditory System 272
12 The Somatic Sensory System 308
13 Spinal Control of Movement 346
14 Brain Control of Movement 374
15 Chemical Control of Brain and Behavior 402
16 Brain Mechanisms of Emotion 432
17 Rhythms of the Brain 456
18 Wiring the Brain 486
19 Memory Systems 514
20 Synaptic Mechanisms of Memory 546
21 Language and Attention 576
Glossary 616
References 636
Index 646
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2005


    this book is outstanding!! It truly makes neuroscience as interesting as it should be. This book tries to exclude some of the more complicated medical terms, and if it uses them, it makes sure to explain them throughly. Perfect book for undergrads.

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