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Neuroscience Exploring the Brain

ISBN-10: 0781760038
ISBN-13: 9780781760034
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $124.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.664
Language: English

In its first two editions, this text pioneered a fresh, contemporary approach to undergraduate neuroscience with a biological emphasis. It quickly became the preferred neuroscience text by both faculty and students. This new third edition will take you further, with a more refined approach, new information on emerging trends and discoveries, and much more.

Preface
User's Guide
Acknowledgments
Path of Discovery Authors
Foundations
Neuroscience: Past, Present, and Future
Introduction
The Origins of Neuroscience
Neuroscience Today
Concluding Remarks
Neurons and Glia
Introduction
The Neuron Doctrine
The Prototypical Neuron
Classifying Neurons
Glia
Concluding Remarks
The Neuronal Membrane at Rest
Introduction
The Cast of Chemicals
The Movement of Ions
The Ionic Basis of the Resting Membrane Potential
Concluding Remarks
The Action Potential
Introduction
Properties of the Action Potential
The Action Potential, in Theory
The Action Potential, in Reality
Action Potential Conduction
Action Potentials, Axons, and Dendrites
Divergence and Convergence in Neurotransmitter Systems
Concluding Remarks
The Structure of the Nervous System
Introduction
Gross Organization of the Mammalian Nervous System
Understanding CNS Structure Through Development
A Guide to the Cerebral Cortex
Concluding Remarks
An Illustrated Guide to Human Neuroanatomy
Sensory and Motor Systems
The Chemical Senses
Introduction
Taste
Smell
Concluding Remarks
Synaptic Transmission
Introduction
Types of Synapses
Principles of Chemical Synaptic Transmission
Principles of Synaptic Integration
Concluding Remarks
Neurotransmitter Systems
Introduction
Studying Neurotransmitter Systems
Neurotransmitter Chemistry
Transmitter-Gated Channels
G-Protein-Coupled Receptors and Effectors
Concluding Remarks
The Eye
Introduction
Properties of Light
The Structure of the Eye
Image Formation by the Eye
Microscopic Anatomy of the Retina
Phototransduction
Retinal Output
Concluding Remarks
The Central Visual System
Introduction
The Retinofugal Projection
The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus
Anatomy of the Striate Cortex
Physiology of the Striate Cortex
Beyond Striate Cortex
From Single Neurons to Perception
Concluding Remarks
The Auditory and Vestibular Systems
Introduction
The Nature of Sound
The Structure of the Auditory System
The Middle Ear
The Inner Ear
Central Auditory Processes
Encoding Sound Intensity and Frequency
Mechanisms of Sound Localization
Auditory Cortex
The Vestibular System
Concluding Remarks
The Somatic Sensory System
Introduction
Touch
Pain
Temperature
Concluding Remarks
Spinal Control of Movement
Introduction
The Somatic Motor System
The Lower Motor Neuron
Excitation-Contraction Coupling
Spinal Control of Motor Units
Concluding Remarks
Brain Control of Movement
Introduction
Descending Spinal Tracts
The Planning of Movement by the Cerebral Cortex
The Basal Ganglia
The Initiation of Movement by Primary Motor Cortex
The Cerebellum
Concluding Remarks
The Brain and Behavior
Chemical Control of the Brain and Behavior
Introduction
The Secretory Hypothalamus
The Autonomic Nervous System
The Diffuse Modulatory Systems of the Brain
Concluding Remarks
Motivation
Introduction
The Hypothalamus, Homeostasis, and Motivated Behavior
The Long-Term Regulation of Feeding Behavior
The Short-Term Regulation of Feeding Behavior
Why Do We Eat?
Other Motivated Behaviors
Concluding Remarks
Sex and the Brain
Introduction
Sex and Gender
The Hormonal Control of Sex
The Neural Basis of Sexual Behaviors
Why and How Male and Female Brains Differ
Concluding Remarks
Brain Mechanisms of Emotion
Introduction
What is Emotion?
The Limbic System Concept
The Amygdala and Associated Brain Circuits
Concluding Remarks
Brain Rhythms and Sleep
Introduction
The Electroencephalogram
Sleep
Circadian Rhythms
Concluding Remarks
Language
Introduction
The Discovery of Specialized Language Areas in the Brain
Types of Aphasia
Asymmetrical Language Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres
Language Studies using Brain Stimulation and Brain Imaging
Concluding Remarks
Attention
Introduction
Physiological Effects of Attention
How is Attention Directed?
Concluding Remarks
Mental Illness
Introduction
Mental Illness and the Brain
Anxiety Disorders
Affective Disorders
Schizophrenia
Concluding Remarks
The Changing Brain
Wiring the Brain
Introduction
The Genesis of Neurons
The Genesis of Connections
The Elimination of Cells and Synapses
Activity-Dependent Synaptic Rearrangement
Elementary Mechanisms of Cortical Synaptic Plasticity
Why Critical Periods End
Concluding Remarks
Memory Systems
Introduction
Types of Memory and Amnesia
The Search for the Engram
The Temporal Lobes and Declarative Memory
The Striatum and Procedural Memory
The Neocortex and Working Memory
Concluding Remarks
Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
Introduction
Procedural Learning
Simple Systems: Invertebrate Models of Learning
Vertebrate Models of Learning
The Molecular Basis of Long-Term Memory
Concluding Remarks

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