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This comprehensive textbook provides a balance of animal and human studies to discuss the dynamic field of neuroscience from cellular signaling to cognitive function. The book's length and accessible writing style make it suitable for both medical students and undergraduate neuroscience courses. Each new book includes a one-year subscription to Sylvius 4 Online.

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ISBN-13: 9781605353807
Publisher: Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/12/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 250,281
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(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. Studying the Nervous System

Unit I. Neural Signaling
2. Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells
3. Voltage-Dependent Membrane Permeability
4. Ion Channels and Transporters
5. Synaptic Transmission
6. Neurotransmitters and Their Receptors
7. Molecular Signaling within Neurons
8. Synaptic Plasticity

Unit II. Sensation and Sensory Processing
9. The Somatosensory System: Touch and Proprioception
10. Pain
11. Vision: The Eye
12. Central Visual Pathways
13. The Auditory System
14. The Vestibular System
15. The Chemical Senses

Unit III. Movement and Its Central Control
16. Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor Control
17. Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal Cord
18. Modulation of Movement by the Basal Ganglia
19. Modulation of Movement by the Cerebellum
20. Eye Movements and Sensory Motor Integration
21. The Visceral Motor System

Unit IV. The Changing Brain
22. Early Brain Development
23. Construction of Neural Circuits
24. Circuit Differentiation: Intrinsic Factors and Sex Differences
25. Experience-Dependent Plasticity in the Developing Brain
26. Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous System

Unit V. Complex Brain Functions and Cognitive Neuroscience
27. Cognitive Functions and the Organization of the Cerebral Cortex
28. Cortical States
29. Attention NEW!
30. Memory
31. Emotion
32. Thinking, Planning, and Deciding NEW!
33. Speech and Language
34. Development and Evolution of Cognitive Functions NEW!

Appendix: Survey of Human Neuroanatomy
Atlas: The Human Central Nervous System
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