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Neuroscience

Author: Dale Purves
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This classic textbook guides students through the challenges and excitement of the rapidly changing field of neuroscience. Accessible for both medical students and undergraduate neuroscience students, the 5th edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest developments.
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Genre/Form: 0 Gesamtdarstellung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Purves
ISBN: 9780878936953 0878936955 9780878936465 0878936467
OCLC Number: 754389847
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Studying the nervous system --
Neural signaling. Electrical signals of nerve cells ; Voltage-dependent membrane permeability ; Ion channels and transporters ; Synaptic transmission ; Neurotransmitters and their receptors ; Molecular signaling within neurons ; Synaptic plasticity --
Sensation and sensory processing. Somatic sensory system : touch and proprioception ; Pain ; Vision : the eye ; Central visual pathways ; The auditory system ; The vestibular system ; The chemical senses --
Movement and its central control. Lower motor neuron circuits and motor control ; Upper motor neuron control of the brainstem and spinal cord ; Modulation of movement by the basal ganglia ; Modulation of movement by the cerebellum ; Eye movements and sensory motor integration ; The visceral motor system --
The changing brain. Early brain development ; Construction of neural circuits ; Modification of neural circuits as a result of experience ; Repair and regeneration in the nervous system --
Complex brain functions. Association cortex and cognition ; Speech and language ; Sleep and wakefulness ; Emotions ; Sex, sexuality, and the brain ; Memory --
Appendix: Survey of human neuroanatomy --
Atlas: the human central nervous system.
Responsibility: editors, Dale Purves [and others].

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