Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior

ISBN-10: 0838522459

ISBN-13: 9780838522455

Edition: 1995

Authors: Eric R. Kandel
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 540
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

List of Authors
Contents
Box Features
Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Introductionp. 1
Brain and Behaviorp. 5
Nerve Cells and Behaviorp. 21
Cell Biology, Anatomy, and Development of the Nervous Systemp. 41
The Neuronp. 45
Neuronal Proteinsp. 57
The Nervous Systemp. 71
Development of the Nervous Systemp. 89
Signaling Within Nerve Cellsp. 111
Ion Channelsp. 115
Membrane Potentialp. 133
Local Signaling: Passive Electrical Properties of the Neuronp. 149
Propagated Signaling: The Action Potentialp. 161
Signaling Between Nerve Cellsp. 179
An Introduction to Synaptic Transmissionp. 183
Transmission at the Nerve-Muscle Synapsep. 197
Synaptic Integrationp. 219
Modulation of Synaptic Transmission: Second-Messenger Systemsp. 243
Transmitter Releasep. 269
Neurotransmittersp. 293
A Clinical Example: Myasthenia Gravisp. 307
Cognitive Neural Sciencep. 317
From Nerve Cells to Cognitionp. 321
Cognition and the Cortexp. 347
Perceptionp. 365
The Sensory Systemsp. 369
Construction of the Visual Imagep. 387
Visual Processing by the Retinap. 407
Perception of Form and Motionp. 425
Colorp. 453
Sensory Experience and the Formation of Visual Circuitsp. 469
Actionp. 485
An Introduction to Movementp. 489
Muscles and Muscle Receptorsp. 501
Spinal Reflexesp. 515
Voluntary Movementp. 529
Genes, Emotions, and Instinctsp. 551
Genes and Behaviorp. 555
Sex and the Brainp. 579
Emotional Statesp. 595
Motivationp. 613
Language, Learning, and Memoryp. 629
Languagep. 633
Learning and Memoryp. 651
Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memoryp. 667
Figure Sourcesp. 695
Glossaryp. 701
Indexp. 717
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