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Fundamental Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 0126603030
ISBN-13: 9780126603033
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 11/13/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1426
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 8.536
Language: English

With over 300 training programs in neuroscience currently in existence, demand is great for a comprehensive textbook that both introduces graduate students to the full range of neuroscience, from molecular biology to clinical science, but also assists instructors in offering an in-depth course in neuroscience to advanced undergraduates. The second edition of Fundamental Neuroscience accomplishes all this and more. The thoroughly revised text features over 25% new material including completely new chapters, illustrations, and a CD-ROM containing all the figures from the text. More concise and manageable than the previous edition, this book has been retooled to better serve its audience in the neuroscience and medical communities.

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Neuroscience
Fundamentals of Neuroscience
The Architecture of Nervous Systems
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue
Subcellular Organization of the Nervous System: Organelles and Their Functions
Electrotonic Properties of Axons and Dendrites
Membrane Potential and Action Potential
Neurotransmitters
Release of Neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitter Receptors
Intracellular Signaling
Postsynaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration
Information Processing in Complex Dendrites
Brain Energy Metabolism
Nervous System Development
Neural Induction and Pattern Formation
Neurogenesis and Migration
Cellular Determination
Growth Cones and Axon Pathfinding
Target Selection, Topographic Maps, and Synapse Formation
Programmed Cell Death and Neurotrophic Factors
Synapse Elimination
Early Experience and Critical Periods
Sensory Systems
Fundamentals of Sensory Systems
Sensory Transduction
Chemical Senses: Taste and Olfaction
The Somatosensory System
Audition
Vision
Motor Systems
Fundamentals of Motor Systems
The Spinal Cord, Muscle, and Locomotion
Descending Control of Movement
The Basal Ganglia
Cerebellum
Eye Movements
Regulatory Systems
The Hypothalamus: An Overview of Regulatory Systems
Central Control of Autonomic Functions: Organization of the Autonomic Nervous System
Neural Regulation of the Cardiovascular System
Neural Control of Breathing
Food Intake and Metabolism
Water Intake and Body Fluids
Neuroendocrine Systems
Circadian Timing
Sleep, Dreaming, and Wakefulness
Motivation and Reward
Drug Reward and Addiction
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Human Brain Evolution
Cognitive Development and Aging
Visual Perception of Objects
Spatial Cognition
Attention
Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms
Learning and Memory: Brain Systems
Language and Communication
The Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Brain Functions
Executive Control and Thought
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Index

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