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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I used this book in my undergrad introduction to neuroscience class it covers all the basics of neuroscience, brain function, physiology, anatomy, mental illnesses etc. It is a very good text book not as detailed as others but for being introduced into neuroscience you can't find a better book Read full review

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Great book, easy to follow, loved it

Contents

Chapter
3
Chapter
9
THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS
15
Chapter 2
23
Alzheimers Disease and the Neuronal
36
Synaptic Transmission
40
Hitching a Ride With Retrograde Transport
42
CLASSIFYING NEURONS
45
CONCLUDING REMARKS
421
ALPHA MOTOR NEURONS
428
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
432
Myasthenia Gravis
438
GAMMA MOTOR NEURONS
440
THE GENERATION OF SPINAL MOTOR PROGRAMS
447
DESCENDING SPINAL TRACTS
453
Paresis Paralysis Spasticity and Babinski
456

INTRODUCTION
48
Chapter 3
51
THE IONIC BASIS OF THE RESTING MEMBRANE
61
Death by Lethal Injection
72
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL SYNAPTIC
111
PRINCIPLES OF SYNAPTIC INTEGRATION
122
CATECHOLAMINERGIC NEURONS
143
TRANSMITTERGATED CHANNELS
152
DIVERGENCE AND CONVERGENCE
164
THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
172
EXPANDED CONTENTS
187
The Structure of the Nervous A GUIDE TO THE CEREBRAL CORTEX
195
The Brain Stem 171
203
THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 172 Systems
249
SMELL
263
Chapter 9
277
Demonstrating the Blind Regions of Your Eye
282
PHOTOTRANSDUCTION
292
The Genetics of Color Vision
297
TRACT
311
David and Goliath
315
BEYOND STRIATE CORTEX
333
The Magic of Seeing in 3D
338
PARALLEL PROCESSING AND PERCEPTION
339
Ultrasound and Infrasound
346
THE STRUCTURE OF THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
347
Cochlear Implants
357
Part III
360
Chapter 16
366
How Does Auditory Cortex Work? Consult
374
Herpes Shingles and Dermatomes
396
PAIN
408
The Misery of Life Without Pain
409
Chapter 25
412
The Placebo Effect
418
THE PLANNING OF MOVEMENT BY THE CEREBRAL
459
509
483
THE BASAL GANGLIA 464
498
THE CEREBELLUM 472 DRUGS AND THE DIFFUSE MODULATORY
504
Chemical Control of the Brain and BEHAVIOR
511
THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM 490 Peptides
518
WHY DO WE EAT?
522
CONCLUDING REMARKS
530
THE HORMONAL CONTROL OF SEX
537
WHY AND HOW MALE AND FEMALE BRAINS
546
Brain Rhythms and Sleep
586
Language
617
CONCLUDING REMARKS 582 THE BRAIN
618
LANGUAGE PROCESSING IN SPLITBRAIN
629
Attention
635
FASTER REACTION TIMES
647
HOW IS ATTENTION DIRECTED?
656
Mental Illness
661
ANXIETY DISORDERS
665
AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
673
SCHIZOPHRENIA
679
The Changing Brain
687
THE GENESIS OF CONNECTIONS
697
THE ELIMINATION OF CELLS AND SYNAPSES
704
ELEMENTARY MECHANISMS OF CORTICAL SYNAPTIC
716
CONCLUDING REMARKS
722
THE TEMPORAL LOBES AND DECLARATIVE
738
INTRODUCTION
762
VERTEBRATE MODELS OF LEARNING
772
THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF LONGTERM
787
Glossary
795
References and Resources
817
Index
837
Memory Systems 725
844
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