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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
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

George Augustine is a neuroscientist known for his work on presynaptic mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and his contributions to the development of optogenetics, a tool to control neural activity using light. He is a Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Irene Tan Liang Kheng Chari Professor in Neuroscience at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Richard Mooney studies the neurobiology of hearing and communication, with special emphasis on the neural mechanisms of vocal learning, production and perception. He is the George Barth Geller Professor of Neurobiology, and Director of Graduate Studies and Faculty and Duke University.

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia researches the developmental mechanisms that build neural circuits required for distinct behaviors, investigating genetic, molecular, and cell biological analyses as well as assessment of neural circuit function and related behaviors. He is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virgina Tech, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech as well as in the Department of Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

David Fitzpatrick is the CEO and Scientific Director of the Max Planck Florida Institute. His scientific contributions have earned him international recognition as a leader in systems neuroscience, with a focus on the functional organization and development of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex - the largest and most complex area of the brain, whose functions include sensory perception, motor control, and cognition.

Leonard White studies the functional architecture of the visual cortex and the role of sensory experience in development. He is at Duke University where he serves as Associate Professor in Neurology, Associate Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Science, Director of Undergraduate Studies of Psychology and Neuroscience, among other positions.

Michael Platt studies how the brain makes decisions, specifically investigating the biological mechanisms that allow people and other animals to make decisions when the environment is ambiguous. He is the James S. Riepe University Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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