Fundamental Neuroscience - 3rd Edition

Fundamental Neuroscience

3rd Edition

Editors: Larry Squire Darwin Berg Floyd E. Bloom Sascha du Lac Anirvan Ghosh Nicholas C. Spitzer Larry R. Squire Darwin Berg Floyd Bloom Sascha du Lac Anirvan Ghosh Nicholas Spitzer
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

About The Editors

Contributors

I: NEUROSCIENCE

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Neuroscience

A BRIEF HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE

THE TERMINOLOGY OF NERVOUS SYSTEMS IS HIERARCHICAL, DISTRIBUTED, DESCRIPTIVE, AND HISTORICALLY BASED

NEURONS AND GLIA ARE CELLULAR BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

THE OPERATIVE PROCESSES OF NERVOUS SYSTEMS ARE ALSO HIERARCHICAL

CELLULAR ORGANIZATION OF THE BRAIN

ORGANIZATION OF THIS TEXT

THIS BOOK IS INTENDED FOR A BROAD RANGE OF SCHOLARS OF THE NEUROSCIENCES

CLINICAL ISSUES IN THE NEUROSCIENCES

THE SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION CONTINUES

THE GENOMIC INVENTORY IS A GIANT STEP FORWARD

NEUROSCIENCE TODAY: A COMMUNAL ENDEAVOR

THE CREATION OF KNOWLEDGE

RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT

SUMMARY

Chapter 2: Basic Plan of the Nervous System

INTRODUCTION

EVOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL ORGANIZING PRINCIPLES

DEVELOPMENT REVEALS BASIC VERTEBRATE PARTS

THE BASIC PLAN OF NERVOUS SYSTEM CONNECTIVITY

OVERVIEW OF THE ADULT MAMMALIAN NERVOUS SYSTEM

II: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE

Chapter 3: Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue

NEURONS

SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT NEURONAL TYPES

NEUROGLIA

CEREBRAL VASCULATURE

Chapter 4: Subcellular Organization of the Nervous System: Organelles and Their Functions

AXONS AND DENDRITES: UNIQUE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS OF NEURONS

PROTEIN SYNTHESIS IN NERVOUS TISSUE

CYTOSKELETONS OF NEURONS AND GLIAL CELLS

MOLECULAR MOTORS IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

BUILDING AND MAINTAINING NERVOUS SYSTEM CELLS

Chapter 5: Electrotonic Properties of Axons and Dendrites

TOWARD A THEORY OF NEURONAL INFORMATION PROCESSING

BASIC TOOLS: CABLE THEORY AND COMPARTMENTAL MODELS

SPREAD OF STEADY-STATE SIGNALS

SPREAD OF TRANSIE


Description

Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience. Addressing instructor and student feedback on the previous edition, all of the chapters are rewritten to make this book more concise and student-friendly than ever before. Each chapter is once again heavily illustrated and provides clinical boxes describing experiments, disorders, and methodological approaches and concepts. A companion web site contains test questions, and an imagebank of the figures for ready use in presentations, slides, and handouts.

Capturing the promise and excitement of this fast-moving field, Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is the text that students will be able to reference throughout their neuroscience careers!

Key Features

New to this edition:

  • 30% new material including new chapters on Dendritic Development and Spine Morphogenesis, Chemical Senses, Cerebellum, Eye Movements, Circadian Timing, Sleep and Dreaming, and Consciousness
  • Companion website with figures, web links to additional material, and test questions
  • Additional text boxes describing key experiments, disorders, methods, and concepts
  • Multiple model system coverage beyond rats, mice, and monkeys
  • Extensively expanded index for easier referencing

Readership

Graduate students in neuroscience, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and neurobiology. The secondary market for this book is researchers in neuroscience primarily, but also in the related fields of psychology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and any other areas of science with cross over into neuroscience research.


Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080561028

About the Editors

Larry Squire Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Darwin Berg Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Floyd E. Bloom Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Sascha du Lac Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Anirvan Ghosh Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Nicholas C. Spitzer Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Larry R. Squire Editor

Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Squire is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.

Affiliations and Expertise

VA Medical Center and University of California, La Jolla, California, USA

Darwin Berg Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Floyd Bloom Editor

Floyd Bloom was the editor of Science magazine, now Brain Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scripps Clinic & Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.

Sascha du Lac Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Anirvan Ghosh Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Nicholas Spitzer Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.