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Foundations of Neurobiology / With CD-ROM

Foundations of Neurobiology / With CD-ROM - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716732952

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ISBN13: 978-0716732952
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Publisher: W.H. Freeman
Published: 1998
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Foundations of Neurobiology / With CD-ROM - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0716732952

Fred Delcomyn

ISBN13: 978-0716732952
ISBN10: 0716732955
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: W.H. Freeman

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Foundations of Neurobiology is the first book on the subject conceived and written exclusively for undergraduate biology students--a concise, principles-oriented text that spans the entire field of neurobiology from molecules to the mind. With only general biology as a prerequisite, the book takes a broad, conceptual, comparative approach, introducing the principles of vertebrate and invertebrate neural function in all sensory systems.

  • Introductory level. No prerequisites above the sophomore level required.
  • Broad, comparative scope. Coverage encompasses all areas of neurobiology and all sensory systems and is enhanced with both vertebrate and invertebrate examples to demonstrate how animals differ in their physiological adaptations.
  • Conceptual emphasis. The book focuses on principles and their relation to neural function, bringing in details and methods where relevant to explain underlying concepts.
  • Boxed essays on experimental techniques. These highlight experiments in a number of neuroscience areas, exposing students to both classical and cutting-edge research methods.
  • Coverage of neuroethology. No other undergraduate course offers significant coverage of the neurological bases of behavior in animals--Delcomyn's comparative organismal approach articulates the concepts step-by-step, building from cells to circuits to behaviors.
  • Pedagogy includes boldfaced terms, a glossary, concept summaries at the end of each section, and annotated readings and references.

Author Bio

Delcomyn, Fred : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Table of Contents

I. ELEMENTS OF NEUROBIOLOGY

1. Introduction to the Nervous System
2. Cellular and Molecular Building Blocks
3. The Structure of Nervous Systems

II. CELLULAR COMMUNICATION

4. The Electrical Potential of a Resting Neuron
5. The Nerve Impulse
6. Synaptic Transmission
7. Neurotransmitters and Their Release
8. Integration of Synaptic Action

III. SENSORY SYSTEMS

9. Properties of Sensory Systems
10. The Coding and Control of Sensory Information
11. The Visual System
12. Hearing
13. The Chemical Senses
14. Somatic and Other Senses

IV. MOTOR SYSTEMS

15. Muscle and Its Control
16. Reflexes and Pattern Generation
17. Sensory Influence on Motor Output
18. The Brain and Motor Output

V. INTEGRATING SYSTEMS : THE NEURAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOR

19. Mechanisms of Escape Behavior
20. Analysis of Simple Behavior
21. Neural Basis of Complex Behavior

VI. THE MALLEABILITY OF NERVOUS SYSTEMS

22. Development
23. Developmental Plasticity
24. Behavioral Plasticity: Learning
25. Hormones and the Nervous System

Appendix
Glossary
Credits
Index

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