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Principles of neural science

Principles of neural science

Author: Eric R Kandel; James H Schwartz; Thomas M Jessell
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
Now in resplendent color, this new edition continues to define the latest in the scientific understanding of the brain, the nervous system, and human behavior. Each chapter is thoroughly revised and includes the impact of molecular biology in the mechanisms underlying developmental processes and in the pathogenesis of disease.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Principles of neural science.
New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, ©2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Kandel; James H Schwartz; Thomas M Jessell
ISBN: 0838577016 9780838577011 0071120009 9780071120005
OCLC Number: 42073108
Description: xli, 1414 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The brain and behavior --
Ch. 2. Nerve cells and behavior --
Ch. 3. Genes and behavior --
Ch. 4. The cytology of neurons --
Ch. 5. Synthesis and trafficking of neuronal protein --
Ch. 6. Ion channels --
Ch. 7. Membrane potential --
Ch. 8. Local signaling: passive electrical properties of the neuron --
Ch. 9. Propagated signaling: the action potential --
Ch. 10. Overview of synaptic transmission. Ch. 11. Signaling at the nerve-muscle synapse: directly gated transmission --
Ch. 12. Synaptic integration --
Ch. 13. Modulation of synaptic transmission: second messengers --
Ch. 14. Transmitter release --
Ch. 15. Neurotransmitters --
Ch. 16. Diseases of chemical transmission at the nerve-muscle synapse: myasthenia gravis --
Ch. 17. The anatomical organization of the central nervous system --
Ch. 18. The functional organization of perception and movement. Ch. 19. Integration of sensory and motor function: the association areas of the cerebral cortex and the cognitive capabilities of the brain --
Ch. 20. From nerve cells to cognition: the internal cellular representation required for perception and action --
Ch. 21. Coding of sensory information --
Ch. 22. The bodily senses --
Ch. 23. Touch --
Ch. 24. The perception of pain --
Ch. 25. Constructing the visual image --
Ch. 26. Visual processing by the retina --
Ch. 27. Central visual pathways --
Ch. 28. Perception of motion, depth, and form. Ch. 29. Color vision --
Ch. 30. Hearing --
Ch. 31. Sensory transduction in the ear --
Ch. 32. Smell and taste: the chemical senses --
Ch. 33. The organization of movement --
Ch. 34. The motor unit and muscle action --
Ch. 35. Diseases of the motor unit --
Ch. 36. Spinal reflexes --
Ch. 37. Locomotion --
Ch. 38. Voluntary movement --
Ch. 39. The control of gaze --
Ch. 40. The vestibular system --
Ch. 41. Posture --
Ch. 42. The cerebellum --
Ch. 43. The basal ganglia. Ch. 44. Brain stem, reflexive behavior, and the cranial nerves --
Ch. 45. Brain stem modulation of sensation, movement, and consciousness --
Ch. 46. Seizures and epilepsy --
Ch. 47. Sleep and dreaming --
Ch. 48. Disorders of sleep and wakefulness --
Ch. 49. The autonomic nervous system and the hypothalamus --
Ch. 50. Emotional states and feelings --
Ch. 51. Motivational and addictive states --
Ch. 52. The induction and patterning of the nervous system --
Ch. 53. The generation and survival of nerve cells. Ch. 54. The guidance of axons to their targets --
Ch. 55. The formation and regeneration of synapses --
Ch. 56. Sensory experience and the fine-tuning of synaptic connections --
Ch. 57. Sexual differentiation of the nervous system --
Ch. 58. Aging of the brain and dementia of the Alzheimer type --
Ch. 59. Language and aphasias --
Ch. 60. Disorders of thought and volition: schizophrenia --
Ch. 61. Disorders of mood: depression, mania, and anxiety disorders --
Ch. 62. Learning and memory --
Ch. 63. Cellular mechanisms of learning and the biological basis of individuality.
Responsibility: edited by Eric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell.


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