Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology

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MIT Press, Nov 2, 1994 - Medical - 710 pages
with simulations and illustrations by Richard Gray Problem solving is an indispensable part of learning a quantitative science such as neurophysiology. This text for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in neuroscience, physiology, biophysics, and computational neuroscience provides comprehensive, mathematically sophisticated descriptions of modern principles of cellular neurophysiology. It is the only neurophysiology text that gives detailed derivations of equations, worked examples, and homework problem sets (with complete answers). Developed from notes for the course that the authors have taught since 1983, Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology covers cellular neurophysiology (also some material at the molecular and systems levels) from its physical and mathematical foundations in a way that is far more rigorous than other commonly used texts in this area.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Ion Movement in Excitable Cells
9
3 Electrical Properties of the Excitable Membrane
39
4 Functional Properties of Dendrites
55
S Nonlinear Properties of Excitable Membranes
121
6 Hodgkin and Huxleys Analysis of the Squid Giant Axon
143
7 Functional Diversity of VoltageGated Conductances
183
8 Molecular Structure and Unitary Currents of Ion Channels
215
Ca2+ and Transmitter Release
323
Postsynaptic Mechanisms
357
14 Extracellular Field Recordings
423
15 Cellular Neurophysiology of Learning and Memory
441
A Basic Electricity and Electrical Circuits
481
B Optical Methods in Cellular Neurophysiology
515
C Short Answers to Homework Problems
537
D Complete Solutions to Problems
549

9 Stochastic Analysis of SingleChannel Function
227
10 Formulation of Stochastic Channel Mechanisms
249
Presynaptic Mechanisms
287
Suggested Readings
635
Index
667

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