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.
|Publisher:||Sinauer Associates, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.94(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Dale Purves is Director of the Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders program at Duke's Graduate Medical School and Executive Director of the Neuroscience Research Partnership at A*STAR (both located in Singapore).
George J. Augustine is Professor of Neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine.
David Fitzpatrick is Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.
William C. Hall is Professor of Neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine.
Anthony-Samuel LaMantia is Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology at The George Washington University and Director of the GW Institute for Neuroscience.
Leonard E. White is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine.
Table of Contents
|1||The Organization of the Nervous System||1|
|Unit I||Neural Signaling|
|2||Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells||43|
|3||Voltage-Dependent Membrane Permeability||57|
|4||Channels and Transporters||77|
|7||Neurotransmitter Receptors and Their Effects||141|
|8||Intracellular Signal Transduction||165|
|Unit II||Sensation and Sensory Processing|
|9||The Somatic Sensory System||189|
|11||Vision: The Eye||223|
|12||Central Visual Pathways||251|
|13||The Auditory System||275|
|14||The Vestibular System||297|
|15||The Chemical Senses||317|
|Unit III||Movement and Its Central Control|
|16||Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor Control||347|
|17||Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord||369|
|18||Modulation of Movement by the Basal Ganglia||391|
|19||Modulation of Movement by the Cerebellum||409|
|20||Eye Movements and Sensory Motor Integration||427|
|21||The Visceral Motor System||443|
|Unit IV||The Changing Brain|
|22||Early Brain Development||471|
|23||Construction of Neural Circuits||493|
|24||Modification of Brain Circuits as a Result of Experience||519|
|25||Plasticity of Mature Synapses and Circuits||535|
|Unit V||Complex Brain Functions|
|26||The Association Cortices||565|
|27||Language and Lateralization||587|
|28||Sleep and Wakefulness||603|
|30||Sex, Sexuality, and the Brain||645|