The Neurosciences. A Study Program

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Rockefeller Univ. Press
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This book is as important today as when it came out. I am grateful to Rockefeller and to Google for making it available to see free, but I would have been quite happy to pay, say $10 or $20, for a kindle edition, even when free is available. I was planning to pay about $40 to buy a hard copy used today, but was very disappointed that I could not find it.
There were many excellent clear review articles on issues which computational neuroscientists (and even many real neuroscientists) get 100% wrong today. Most of all there are papers by Purpura and Scheibel and Scheibel which are central even a first order understanding of information processing in the brain.
(e.g. As in my own 2009 paper in Neural Networks, summarizing work for which INNS gave me the Hebb Award.) Of course, the information itself has not disappeared.. but when it is dispersed "holographically" into hundreds of more specialized papers at $30 per click... I am very relieved that google has made this available. (I have bought the send through fourth study volumes as well.. but this
first one is actually the most important.)
Especially I remember the beautiful drawings of giant pyramid cells and the synapses coming to them, such as synapses from the nonspecific thalamus and their crucial role... which the usual asynchronous models simply do not begin to capture.
 

Contents

The Ribosome A Biological Information Translator
101
Metabolic Regulation and Information Storage in Bacteria
113
Conformational Change and Modulation of Enzyme Activity
123
Dynamic Aspects of Information Transfer and Reaction Control in Biomolecular Systems M Eigen
130
The Genetic Code Marshall Nirenberg
143
Induction and Repression of Enzyme Synthesis Gunther S Stent
152
The Recombination of DNA Molecules C A Thomas
162
The Biology of the Immune Response G J V Nossal
183
Implications for Theories of Antibody Synthesis G M Edelman
188
Selection versus Instruction Niels Kaj Jerne
200
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF BRAIN CELLS
207
Molecular Neurobiology in the Context of the Neurosciences Francis O Schmitt
209
Immunochemical Approaches to the Study of the Nervous System Lawrence Levine
220
Neuronal Specificity in Neurogenesis M V Edds
230
Molecular and Cellular Interactions in Development James D Ebert
241
RNA in Brain Cells Holger Hyden
248
Specificity Turnover and Function Peter F Davison
267
Some Recent Developments in the Biochemistry of Membranes Eugene P Kennedy
271
Membrane Ultrastructure in Nerve Cells Humberto FernandezMoran
281
The Role of Inorganic Ions in the Nerve Impulse
305
Membrane Thermodynamics A Katchalsky
326
NEURONAL PHYSIOLOGY
345
Comparative Physiology of Dendrites Dominick P Purpura
372
The Problem of Sensing and the Neural Coding of Sensory Events
393
Postsynaptic Inhibition in the Central Nervous System
408
The Adrenergic Synapse Irwin J Kopin
427
The Central Physiological and Pharmacological Effects
444

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