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Neurons and Networks An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 0674004620
ISBN-13: 9780674004627
Edition: 2nd 2001
Authors: John E. Dowling
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Description: Completely revised and enlarged with six new chapters, this edition is an introduction not just to neurobiology, but to all of behavioral neuroscience.

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Book details

List price: $117.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 7/30/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.27" wide x 9.45" long x 1.64" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Completely revised and enlarged with six new chapters, this edition is an introduction not just to neurobiology, but to all of behavioral neuroscience.

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, where he is also director of the Information Society Project. He lectures widely at universities in America and abroad, and he makes his home in New Haven, Connecticut.John E. Dowling is Gordon and Llura Gund Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard University, and Professor of Ophthalmology (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, The American Philosophical Society, and The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he also has won The Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research, the Paul Kayser International Eye Research Award of the International Society for Eye Research, and the Glenn A. Fry Medal in Physiological Optics.

Preface
Part One Neurons: Cellular Neuroscience
Probing the Brain Anatomical Approaches: Visualizing Neurons
Observing Individual Nerve Cells
Physiological Approaches: Recording Electrical Activity EEGs and Other Field
Potentials Single-Cell Recordings
Molecular Biological Approaches: Mapping Molecules Recombinant DNA Technology Monoclonal Antibodies and Genetic Mutants
Summary
Further Reading
Cells and Synapses
Neurons and Glia
Neuronal Structure
Golgi Type I Neurons
Axonal Transport
The Myelin Sheath Golgi
Type II Neurons Synapses
Chemical Synapses
Neuromuscular and Sensory Cell Junctions
Electrical Synapses
Summary
Further Reading
Membranes and the Resting
Potential Properties of Neural Potentials Membranes: Their Structure and Electrical Properties
Freeze-Fracture Studies
Reconstituted Membranes
Membrane Channels
Measuring Membrane Resistance and Capacitance
The Equivalent Circuit of Membranes
Resting Potentials
A Simpli i??ed Model
The Nernst Equation and Equilibrium Potentials
The Goldman Equation and the Determination of Resting Potentials
Variations and Exceptions
How Many Ions Cross the Membrane?
Maintenance of Ion Concentrations: Ion Pumps
Summary
Further Reading
Action Potentials and Their Propagation
The Generation of Action Potentials Voltage-Dependent Permeability Changes Voltage-Clamp Analysis Effects of Drugs on Na + and K + Currents
The Na + Channel Single-Channel Records Metabolic Considerations Ion Conductances during the Action Potential Ca 2 + Channels and Other Voltage-Sensitive Channels
The Propagation of Action Potentials Current Spread Impulse Propagation
Speed of Propagation Saltatory Conduction Summary Further Reading
Synaptic Potentials Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses
The Axon Hillock and the Generation of Action Potentials
Analyzing Synaptic Potentials
Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials
Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potentials
Single-Channel Recordings
Presynaptic Inhibition
Electrical Synapses
The Neuromuscular Junction
Summary
Further Reading
The Chemistry of Synaptic Transmission
Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission
Timing Drugs and Synaptic
Transmission Myasthenia Gravis: A Neuromuscular Disease
Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators Neuromodulation
Identifying Transmitters and Modulators
Classes of Neuroactive Substances
Acetylcholine Amino Acids
Monoamines
Neuropeptides
Summary
Further Reading
Receptors and Receptor Potentials
Mechanoreceptors Somatosensory
Receptors Adaptation Hair Cells and Audition
Second-Messenger
Receptors Olfactory Receptors
Vertebrate Photoreceptors
Regulation of the Na + Channels Photoreceptor Adaptation
Summary
Further Reading
Membrane Channels and Receptor
Proteins Ligand Gating: The Acetylcholine Channel
Voltage Sensitivity: Shaker Flies and Potassium Channels
Ion Selectivity
Visual Pigments and Receptor Proteins

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