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This widely used and highly praised textbook has been extensively revised to reflect the most exciting research across the entire range of neuroscience. A new feature is an introductory discussion of the mechanisms of gene regulation, while the superfamily of molecules responsible for<br>membrane signaling is given new emphasis as a unifying theme throughout molecular and cellular neurobiology. The roles of these molecules in impulse conduction and synaptic transmission are fully explained, and illustrated by computer models. For the first time in a neurobiology text, these<br>mechanisms can be explored by using a state-of-the-art interactive computer program provided with an accompanying tutorial handbook. In the sections dealing with neural systems, the comparative approach continues to be used to illustrate general principles. Students learn about the progress being<br>made toward a molecular basis for sensory perception and new methods for revealing the neural activity underlying sensory and motor functions are described. There is an emphasis on the plasticity of both sensory and the motor circuits in mediating functions that reflect the effects of activity or<br>recovery from injury. Central systems continue to be featured as the culmination of neural evolution. These include the systems vital for all animals, such as sleeping, feeding and reproduction, as well as the systems for language, emotion and higher cognitive functions that reach their peak in<br>humans. There is special emphasis on recent work on memory, contrasting the mechanisms for short-term working memory and long-term memory and summarizing the present understanding of the mechanisms oflong-term potential. The twin themes of organizational levels and comparative systems help bring<br>together the vast range of studies and provides a conceptual framework that unifies the field of neurobiology. As in previous editions, the text continues to draw on the advantages of having a single author. In addition, leaders in a number of specialties have assisted the author, so that the text<br>represents the most up-to-date views of current research on the nervous system.

Synopsis:

The second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook was thoroughly revised to incorporate a multitude of recent research findings in neuroscience. A new chapter on molecular neurobiology was added and the basic concepts of the synapse, impulse, neurotransmitters, and neuromodulators were put on a molecular basis. The author greatly extended the treatment of developmental and memory mechanisms and also introduced the field of neuroimmunology.

Synopsis:

This widely used and highly praised textbook has been extensively revised to reflect the most exciting research across the entire range of neuroscience. A new feature is an introductory discussion of the mechanisms of gene regulation, while the superfamily of molecules responsible for membrane signaling is given new emphasis as a unifying theme throughout molecular and cellular neurobiology. The roles of these molecules in impulse conduction and synaptic transmission are fully explained, and illustrated by computer models. For the first time in a neurobiology text, these mechanisms can be explored by using a state-of-the-art interactive computer program provided with an accompanying tutorial handbook. In the sections dealing with neural systems, the comparative approach continues to be used to illustrate general principles. Students learn about the progress being made toward a molecular basis for sensory perception and new methods for revealing the neural activity underlying sensory and motor functions are described. There is an emphasis on the plasticity of both sensory and the motor circuits in mediating functions that reflect the effects of activity or recovery from injury. Central systems continue to be featured as the culmination of neural evolution. These include the systems vital for all animals, such as sleeping, feeding and reproduction, as well as the systems for language, emotion and higher cognitive functions that reach their peak in humans. There is special emphasis on recent work on memory, contrasting the mechanisms for short-term working memory and long-term memory and summarizing the present understanding of the mechanisms of long-term potential. The twin themes of organizational levels and comparative systems help bring together the vast range of studies and provides a conceptual framework that unifies the field of neurobiology. As in previous editions, the text continues to draw on the advantages of having a single author. In addition, leaders in a number of specialties have assisted the author, so that the text represents the most up-to-date views of current research on the nervous system.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 687-708) and indexes.

About the Author

Gordon M. Shepherd is Professor of Neuroscience at Yale University. He is the author of The Synaptic Organization of the Brain (Oxford University Press, 1979).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

PART I: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

2. Molecular Neurobiology

3. Neurons and Glia

4. The Membrane Potential

5. The Action Potential

6. The Synapse

7. Synaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration

8. Second Messengers and Neuromodulators

9. Developmental Neurobiology

PART II: Sensory Systems

10. Introduction: From Receptors to Perceptions

11. Chemical Senses

12. The Somatic Senses

13. Muscle Sense and Kinesthesia

14. The sense of Balance

15. Hearing

16. Vision

PART III: Motor Systems

17. Introduction: The Nature of Motor Function

18. Autonomic Functions

19. Reflexes and Fixed Motor Responses

20. Locomotion

21. Motor Hierarchies

22. Manipulation

23. Communication and Speech

PART IV: Central Systems

24. Introduction: The Nature of Central Systems

25. Biorhythms

26. Visceral Brains: Feeding

27. Visceral Brains: Mating

28. Emotion

29. Learning and Memory

30. The Cerebral Cortex and Human Behavior

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195088434
Author:
Shepherd, Gordon M.
Author:
Shepherd
Author:
Shepherd, Gordon M.
Author:
null, Gordon M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Neurology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biochemistry
Subject:
Life Sciences | Neurobiology
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Neurobiology
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Neurology - General
Subject:
Neuronal Plasticity.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third
Series Volume:
no.13
Publication Date:
19940505
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
445 illus.
Pages:
776
Dimensions:
7 x 10.12 x 1.51 in 2.981 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook was thoroughly revised to incorporate a multitude of recent research findings in neuroscience. A new chapter on molecular neurobiology was added and the basic concepts of the synapse, impulse, neurotransmitters, and neuromodulators were put on a molecular basis. The author greatly extended the treatment of developmental and memory mechanisms and also introduced the field of neuroimmunology.
"Synopsis" by , This widely used and highly praised textbook has been extensively revised to reflect the most exciting research across the entire range of neuroscience. A new feature is an introductory discussion of the mechanisms of gene regulation, while the superfamily of molecules responsible for membrane signaling is given new emphasis as a unifying theme throughout molecular and cellular neurobiology. The roles of these molecules in impulse conduction and synaptic transmission are fully explained, and illustrated by computer models. For the first time in a neurobiology text, these mechanisms can be explored by using a state-of-the-art interactive computer program provided with an accompanying tutorial handbook. In the sections dealing with neural systems, the comparative approach continues to be used to illustrate general principles. Students learn about the progress being made toward a molecular basis for sensory perception and new methods for revealing the neural activity underlying sensory and motor functions are described. There is an emphasis on the plasticity of both sensory and the motor circuits in mediating functions that reflect the effects of activity or recovery from injury. Central systems continue to be featured as the culmination of neural evolution. These include the systems vital for all animals, such as sleeping, feeding and reproduction, as well as the systems for language, emotion and higher cognitive functions that reach their peak in humans. There is special emphasis on recent work on memory, contrasting the mechanisms for short-term working memory and long-term memory and summarizing the present understanding of the mechanisms of long-term potential. The twin themes of organizational levels and comparative systems help bring together the vast range of studies and provides a conceptual framework that unifies the field of neurobiology. As in previous editions, the text continues to draw on the advantages of having a single author. In addition, leaders in a number of specialties have assisted the author, so that the text represents the most up-to-date views of current research on the nervous system.
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