Extensively updated, revised and illustrated this unique introductory text presents a molecular account of the structure, function and development of the brain and nervous systems. This book describes the latest research in neurobiology made possible by modern molecular biology techniques. The author synthesizes this new knowledge and demonstrates how an understanding at the molecular level can contribute towards a theory of the brain in health and disease.
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Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition.
Preface to the Second Edition.
The Conformation of Informational Macromolecules.
Information Processing in Cells.
Ligand-gated Ion Channels.
Resting Potentials and Cable Conduction.
The Action Potential.
The Neuron as a Secretory Cell.
Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators.
The Postsynaptic Cell.
Developmental Genetics of the Brain.
Epigenetics of the Brain.
Appendix 1. Molecules and Consciousness.
Appendix 2. Units.
Appendix 3. Data.
Appendix 4. Genes.
Appendix 5. Physical Models of Ion Conduction and Gating.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Index of Neurological Disease.