Foundations of Neurobiology

ISBN-10: 0716726270
ISBN-13: 9780716726272
Edition: 1998
Authors: Fred Delcomyn
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Book details

List price: $75.70
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 500
Size: 8.27" wide x 11.02" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

This neurobiology text caters for students from diverse academic backgrounds. Covering all the main areas of vertebrate and invertibrate neurobiology, the author gives user-friendly descriptions of experiments to illustrate principles, supported by real experimental data. He reveals how neuroscience works and how neuroscientists investigate the world by combining surgery, electrophysiology, histochemistry and immunology.

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Preface
Elements of Neurobiology
Introduction to the Nervous System
Cellular and Molecular Building Blocks
The Structure of Nervous Systems
Cellular Communication
The Electrical Potential of a Resting Neuron
The Nerve Impulse
Synaptic Transmission
Neurotransmitters and Their Release
Integration of Synaptic Action
Sensory Systems
Properties of Sensory Systems
The Coding and Control of Sensory Information
The Visual System
Hearing
The Chemical Senses
Somatic and Other Senses
Motor Systems
Muscle and Its Control
Reflexes and Pattern Generation
Sensory Influence on Motor Output
The Brain and Motor Output
Integrating Systems: The Neural Basis of Behavior
Mechanisms of Escape Behavior
Analysis of Simple Behavior
Neural Basis of Complex Behavior
The Malleability of Neural Systems
Development
Developmental Plasticity
Behavioral Plasticity: Learning
Hormones and the Nervous System
Appendix
Glossary
Credits
Index

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