Neuroscience

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Mark F. Bear, Barry W. Connors, Michael A. Paradiso
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 857 pages
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Widely praised for its student-friendly style and exceptional artwork and pedagogy, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain is a leading undergraduate textbook on the biology of the brain and the systems that underlie behavior. This edition provides increased coverage of taste and smell, circadian rhythms, brain development, and developmental disorders and includes new information on molecular mechanisms and functional brain imaging. Path of Discovery boxes, written by leading researchers, highlight major current discoveries. In addition, readers will be able to assess their knowledge of neuroanatomy with the Illustrated Guide to Human Neuroanatomy, which includes a perforated self-testing workbook. This edition's robust ancillary package includes a bound-in student CD-ROM, an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, a Connection Website, and LiveAdvise: Neuroscience online student tutoring.
  

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Very in-depth introduction to basic neuroscience. Absolutely loved the illustrations and diagrams that accompanied this text. Read full review

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Contents

Past Present
3
Neurons and Glia
23
Expressing Ones Mind in the PostGenomic Era
32
The Neuronal Membrane
51
A Review of Moles and Molarity
60
The Goldman Equation
68
The Action Potential
75
Methods of Recording Action Potentials
78
WHY AND HOW MALE AND FEMALE BRAINS
546
Bird Songs and Bird Brains
552
Brain Mechanisms
563
Phineas Gage
570
The Frontal Lobotomy
578
CONCLUDING REMARKS
582
Brain Rhythms and Sleep
585
SLEEP
594

The PatchClamp Method
88
Of Special Interest
95
Chapters Synaptic Transmission
101
Neurotransmitter Systems
133
XXXVIII
134
Phosphorylation and Dephosphorylation
162
The Structure of the Nervous
167
INTRODUCTION
168
Relationships
198
Sensory and Motor
249
SMELL
263
The Eye
277
PHOTOTRANSDUCTION
292
The Central Visual System
310
GANGLION CELL TYPE
316
BEYOND STRIATE CORTEX
333
CONCLUDING REMARKS
340
I The Auditory and Vestibular
343
THE STRUCTURE OF THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
347
The Somatic Sensory
387
PAIN
408
CONCLUDING REMARKS
421
Behavioral Neurophysiology
462
THE BASAL GANGLIA
464
Do Neurons in Diseased Basal Ganglia Commit
468
THE CEREBELLUM
471
Involuntary Movements Normal and Abnormal
475
The Brain
478
THE SECRETORY HYPOTHALAMUS
484
Stress and the Brain
491
You Eat What You Are
499
Motivation
509
The Starving Brains of the Obese
514
Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Shock
521
WHY DO WE EAT?
522
CONCLUDING REMARKS
530
Sex and the Brain
533
THE HORMONAL CONTROL OF SEX
537
Walking Talking and Screaming in Your Sleep
599
Narcolepsy
605
ORCADIAN RHYTHMS
607
Mutant Hamster Clocks
613
CONCLUDING REMARKS
615
Language
617
Is Language Unique to Humans?
619
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
635
Hearing Sight and Seeing Touch
636
Chapter 21
642
Attention
643
AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder
644
PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ATTENTION
649
HOW IS ATTENTION DIRECTED?
656
Mental Illness
661
INTRODUCTION
662
Agoraphobia with Panic Attacks
667
AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
673
A Magical Orange Grove in a Nightmare
675
TREATMENTS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA
684
The Changing Brain
687
INTRODUCTION
690
Neurogenesis in the Adult Neocortex
693
THE GENESIS OF CONNECTIONS
697
THE ELIMINATION OF CELLS AND SYNAPSES
704
Why Our CNS Axons Dont Regenerate
705
ELEMENTARY MECHANISMS OF CORTICAL SYNAPTIC
716
CONCLUDING REMARKS
722
Memory Systems
725
An Extraordinary Memory
728
THE TEMPORAL LOBES AND DECLARATIVE
738
Molecular Mechanisms
761
LTP LTD and Glutamate Receptor Trafficking 783 PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
788
Glossary
795
References and Resources
817
Index
837
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