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Neuroscience - Dale Purves

Hardcover Published: 2nd January 2018
ISBN: 9781605353807
Number Of Pages: 960

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A comprehensive, clearly written textbook that provides a balance of animal and human studies to discuss the dynamic field of neuroscience from cellular signaling to cognitive function. Neuroscience, Sixth Edition is intended primarily for medical, premedical, and undergraduate students. The book's length and accessibility of its writing are a successful combination that has proven to work equally well for medical students and in undergraduate neuroscience courses. Being both comprehensive and authoritative, the book is also appropriate for graduate and professional use. New to this edition:

An expanded Cognitive Neuroscience unit includes new chapters on Attention, Decision Making, and Evolution of Cognitive Functions

Reorganisation across the book enhances continuity

The Neural Signaling unit has been expansively updated

Clinical Applications boxes have been added

Web Essays provide novel or historical topics for special discussion.

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"This is a terrific book and the most up-to-date information that I have seen in a current textbook." --Richard Ray, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

Preface Chapter 1. Studying the Nervous SystemUNIT I. NEURAL SIGNALINGChapter 2. Electrical Signals of Nerve CellsChapter 3. Voltage-Dependent Membrane PermeabilityChapter 4. Ion Channels and TransportersChapter 5. Synaptic TransmissionChapter 6. Neurotransmitters and Their ReceptorsChapter 7. Molecular Signaling within NeuronsChapter 8. Synaptic PlasticityUNIT II. SENSATION AND SENSORY PROCESSINGChapter 9. The Somatosensory System: Touch and ProprioceptionChapter 10. PainChapter 11. Vision: The EyeChapter 12. Central Visual PathwaysChapter 13. The Auditory SystemChapter 14. The Vestibular SystemChapter 15. The Chemical SensesUNIT III. MOVEMENT AND ITS CENTRAL CONTROLChapter 16. Lower Motor Neuron Circuits and Motor ControlChapter 17. Upper Motor Neuron Control of the Brainstem and Spinal CordChapter 18. Modulation of Movement by the Basal GangliaChapter 19. Modulation of Movement by the CerebellumChapter 20. Eye Movements and Sensory Motor IntegrationChapter 21. The Visceral Motor SystemUNIT IV. THE CHANGING BRAINChapter 22. Early Brain DevelopmentChapter 23. Construction of Neural CircuitsChapter 24. Circuit Differentiation: Intrinsic Factors and Sex DifferencesChapter 25. Modification of Neural Circuits as a Result of ExperienceChapter 26. Repair and Regeneration in the Nervous SystemUNIT V. COMPLEX BRAIN FUNCTIONS AND COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCEChapter 27. Cognitive Functions and the Organization of the Cerebral CortexChapter 28. Cortical StatesChapter 29. AttentionChapter 30. MemoryChapter 31. EmotionChapter 32. Thinking, Planning, and DecidingChapter 33. Speech and LanguageChapter 34. Development and Evolution of Cognitive FunctionsAppendix: Survey of Human NeuroanatomyAtlas: The Human Central Nervous SystemGlossaryIllustration CreditsIndex

ISBN: 9781605353807
ISBN-10: 9781605353807
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 2nd January 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 25.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.35
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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