Neuroscience

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Mark F. Bear, Barry W. Connors, Michael A. Paradiso
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 857 pages
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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Contents

Past Present
3
Chapter
5
Chapter
12
NEUROSCIENCE TODAY
13
Brain Mechanisms
24
Expressing Ones Mind in the PostGenomic Era
32
Chapter 4
42
CLASSIFYING NEURONS
45
You Eat What You Are
499
Complexes
503
The Starving Brains of the Obese
514
Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Shock
521
WHY DO WE EAT?
522
CONCLUDING REMARKS
530
THE HORMONAL CONTROL OF SEX
537
Bird Songs and Bird Brains
552

INTRODUCTION
52
A Review of Moles and Molarity
60
THE IONIC BASIS OF THE RESTING MEMBRANE
61
Chapter 5
72
The Action Potential
75
Chapter 7
86
Brain Rhythms and Sleep 585
94
CONCLUDING REMARKS
98
Synaptic Transmission
101
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL SYNAPTIC
111
PRINCIPLES OF SYNAPTIC INTEGRATION
122
Neurotransmitter Systems
133
DIVERGENCE AND CONVERGENCE
164
The Structure of the Nervous
167
THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
172
The Nernst Equation 65
182
A GUIDE TO THE CEREBRAL CORTEX
195
Human Neuroanatomy
205
Sensory and Motor
249
SNARE a Vesicle and Release Its Transmitter 116
262
The Eye
277
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 177
286
PHOTOTRANSDUCTION
292
The Central Visual System
309
BEYOND STRIATE CORTEX
333
CONCLUDING REMARKS
340
The Auditory and Vestibular
343
THE STRUCTURE OF THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
347
The Somatic Sensory
355
Auditory Disorders
376
System
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
Stress and the Brain
491
Phineas Gage
570
The Frontal Lobotomy
578
The Midbrain and Aggression
580
CONCLUDING REMARKS
582
SLEEP
594
Walking Talking and Screaming in Your Sleep
599
WHY DO WE SLEEP?
600
Narcolepsy
605
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS
607
Mutant Hamster Clocks
613
CONCLUDING REMARKS
615
Is Language Unique to Humans?
619
Seeing Touch
636
AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder
644
HOW IS ATTENTION DIRECTED?
656
Part II
662
Agoraphobia with Panic Attacks
667
AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
673
A Magical Orange Grove in a Nightmare
675
Part IV
685
Neurogenesis in the Adult Neocortex
693
Advances in Microscopy 28
704
Why Our CNS Axons Dont Regenerate
705
ELEMENTARY MECHANISMS OF CORTICAL SYNAPTIC
716
CONCLUDING REMARKS
722
An Extraordinary Memory
728
Chapter 8
738
The Brain and Behavior 479
742
HABIT LEARNING IN HUMANS AND NONHUMAN
752
CONCLUDING REMARKS
758
INTRODUCTION 482
761
INVERTEBRATE MODELS
765
Chapter 11
770
VERTEBRATE MODELS OF LEARNING
772
Memory Mutants
786
THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF LONGTERM
787
THE SECRETORY HYPOTHALAMUS 484
802
MAMMALIAN MATING STRATEGIES 543
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