Fundamental Neuroscience (Google eBook)

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Larry Squire, Darwin Berg, Floyd E. Bloom, Sascha du Lac, Anirvan Ghosh, Larry R. Squire, Nicholas C. Spitzer, Susan K. McConnell, James L. Roberts, Michael J. Zigmond
Academic Press, Nov 19, 2002 - Medical - 1426 pages
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With over 300 training programs in neuroscience currently in existence, demand is great for a comprehensive textbook that both introduces graduate students to the full range of neuroscience, from molecular biology to clinical science, but also assists instructors in offering an in-depth course in neuroscience to advanced undergraduates.

The second edition of Fundamental Neuroscience accomplishes all this and more. The thoroughly revised text features over 25% new material including completely new chapters, illustrations, and a CD-ROM containing all the figures from the text. More concise and manageable than the previous edition, this book has been retooled to better serve its audience in the neuroscience and medical communities.

Key Features
* Logically organized into 7 sections, with uniform editing of the content for a "one-voice" feel throughout all 54 chapters
* Includes numerous text boxes with concise, detailed descriptions of specific experiments, disorders, methodological approaches, and concepts
* Well-illustrated with over 850 full color figures, also included on the accompanying CD-ROM

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Awesome reference. I like this book, but the figures aren't the best. I skipped the chapter on breathing. Not that interesting to me. Read full review


Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Nervous System Development
Sensory Systems
Motor Systems
Regulatory systems
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

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Page 82 - Most large neurons in vertebrates are myelinated by oligodendrocytes in the CNS and by Schwann cells in the PNS. The compact wraps of myelin encasing the axon distal to the initial segment permit the rapid conduction of the action potential by a process termed "saltatory conduction
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About the author (2002)

Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.