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Neuroscience: Exploring the Brainby Mark F. Bear
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Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders, Fourth Edition remains an ideal resource that teaches neuroscience fundamentals without encyclopedic details of anatomy and physiology. This text takes a step-by-step, simplified approach, and contains relevant information in its application of neuroscience for students and practitioners in speech-language pathology and audiology--making it the perfect text! Completely updated throughout, the Fourth Edition reflects the most recent findings and clinical applications.
Widely praised for its student-friendly style and exceptional artwork and pedagogy, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain is a leading undergraduate textbook on the biology of the brain and the systems that underlie behavior. This edition provides increased coverage of taste and smell, circadian rhythms, brain development, and developmental disorders and includes new information on molecular mechanisms and functional brain imaging. Path of Discovery boxes, written by leading researchers, highlight major current discoveries. In addition, readers will be able to assess their knowledge of neuroanatomy with the Illustrated Guide to Human Neuroanatomy, which includes a perforated self-testing workbook.
This edition's robust ancillary package includes a bound-in student CD-ROM, an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, and resources online.
Acclaimed for its clear, friendly style, excellent illustrations, leading author team, and compelling theme of exploration, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 4e takes a fresh, contemporary approach to the study of neuroscience, emphasizing the biological basis of behavior. The authorsandrsquo; passion for the dynamic field of neuroscience is evident on every page, engaging students and helping them master the material.
In just a few years, the field of neuroscience has been transformed by exciting new technologies and an explosion of knowledge about the brain.and#160; The human genome has been sequenced, sophisticated new methods have been developed for genetic engineering, and new methods have been introduced to enable visualization and stimulation of specific types of nerve cells and connections in the brain.and#160; The new Fourth Edition has been fully updated to reflect these and other rapid advances in the field, while honoring its commitment to be student-friendly with striking new illustrations, additional animations, and an unparalleled array of online resources.
Table of Contents
Neuroscience: Past, Present, and Future
Neurons and Glia
The Neuronal Membrane at Rest
The Action Potential
The Structure of the Nervous System
Appendix: An Illustrated Guide to Human Neuroanatomy
SENSORY AND MOTOR SYSTEMS
The Chemical Senses
The Central Visual System
The Auditory and Vestibular Systems
The Somatic Sensory System
Spinal Control of Movement
Brain Control of Movement
THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
Chemical Control of the Brain and Behavior
Sex and the Brain
Brain Mechanisms of Emotion
Brain Rhythms and Sleep
THE CHANGING BRAIN
Wiring the Brain
Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
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