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From Neuron to Brain

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By: John G Nicholls
680 pages, 300 illus
From Neuron to Brain
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  • From Neuron to Brain ISBN: 9780878934393 Edition: 4 Hardback Feb 2001 Out of Print #110956
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In the 25 years since From Neuron to Brain was first published, the authors' aim has remained constant: to describe how nerve cells go about their business of transmitting signals, how the signals are put together, and how, out of this integration, higher functions emerge. The new Fourth Edition, while maintaining this focus, has been completely reformatted and updated. - Intended for use in upper-level undergraduate, graduate, psychology and medical school Neuroscience courses, From Neuron to Brain will be of interest to anyone, with or without a specialized background in biological sciences, who is curious about the workings of the nervous system. It presents a readable and coherent account of how cellular and molecular approaches can provide insights into the workings of the brain.


PART I. INTRODUCTION - Principles of Signaling and Organization - PART II. SIGNALING IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - Ion Channels and Signaling - Structure of Ion Channels - Transport across Cell Membranes - Ionic Basis of the Resting Potential - Ionic Basis of the Action Potential - Neurons as Conductors of Electricity - Properties and Functions of Neuroglial Cells - Principles of Direct Synaptic Transmission - Indirect Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission - Transmitter Release - Synaptic Plasticity - Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry of Synaptic Transmission - Neurotransmitters in the Central Nervous System - PART III. INTEGRATIVE MECHANISMS - Cellular Mechanisms of Integration and Behavior in Leeches, Ants, and Bees - Autonomic Nervous System - Transduction of Mechanical and Chemical Stimuli - Processing of Somatosensory and Auditory Signals - Transduction and Signaling in the Retina - Analysis of Form in Primary Visual Cortex - Functional Architecture of the Visual Cortex - Cellular Mechanisms of Motor Control - PART IV. DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - Development of the Nervous System - Denervation and Regeneration of Synaptic Connections - Critical Periods in Visual and Auditory Systems - PART V. CONCLUSION - Open Questions

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JOHN G. NICHOLLS, SISSA, Trieste, Italy. - PAUL A. FUCHS, John Hopkins University School of Medicine. - A. ROBERT MARTIN, University of Colorado School of Medicine. - BRUCE G. WALLACE, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Textbook Out of Print
By: John G Nicholls
680 pages, 300 illus
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